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Parinfer layer #5574
Consider adding a parinfer layer.
Lisp users prefer to read their code by indentation rather than by counting delimiters. Parinfer makes editing Lisp feel more like editing Python. Parinfer gives you most of the power of paredit (and evil-cleverparens for that matter), but is much easier to learn as evidenced by its inclusion in Nightcode.
There is already a parinfer package for emacs. It may need a little work. The inference engine used by other editors seems to work correctly, and the package includes a direct translation of it into emacs lisp. But the emacs integration doesn't work as well as the other editors I've tried. Sometimes the point doesn't end up where I expect. It may need some adjustments to play nice with evil. LightTable has independent plugins for both Vim keys and Parinfer that work well together, so I don't expect this to be a problem for long. These are minor issues the spacemacs community could fix quickly once a layer is available for testing.
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Apr 4, 2016
There's a more recent port of Parinfer to elisp now: https://github.com/oakmac/parinfer-elisp
It's just the inference engine, but it has an extensive test suite. The question is when exactly to invoke these functions (and when not to) to make it cooperate with Spacemac's other packages, especially Evil.