owen at backspaces.net
Mon Sep 11 13:05:34 EDT 2006
Wow, I LOVE this! I know Ken from Sun days and he's one of those
We (our multimedia team at Sun) attempted a nifty stunt briefly for a
large C++ project: At SCCS/CVS/SVN "check-in" run the code through a
pretty printer using a common format. It also allowed folks to
format in their own style, but the "official" version had a base format.
BTW: This was one of my main concerns with python: it cannot be
pretty-printed, at least at the block level. There is no "format"
key in the IDEs. Shutter! Interestingly enough, btw, some folks
feel that python *does* just what Ken suggests...it produces errors
if you badly indent!!
Owen Densmore http://backspaces.net
On Sep 11, 2006, at 10:16 AM, Robert Holmes wrote:
> So which is "better" coding style, foo[ 0 ] + bar[ 0 ] or foo+bar
> ? Where exactly should your block delimiters go and should they
> be indented? Here's a chap who suggests bypassing whitespace
> debates by building the coding style into the language: if you
> don't follow the style you generate a compiler error. Might seem
> crazy, but I actually find it quite compelling, particularly for
> projects where I'm collaborating on common code.
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