[erlang-questions] A style question

Anthony Shipman <>
Sat Feb 13 07:03:08 CET 2010


On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 02:02:34 am David Mercer wrote:
> > The indentation style I would use here just takes 4 columns, not 12.
>
> I would love to hear about different indentation styles, and specifically
> yours.  I find properly indenting Erlang to be the most difficult part of
> the language.
>
> Cheers,
>
> David

The way the emacs mode double indents case expressions is a nuisance. It leads 
to code sprawling all across the page. When you combine that with the 
....................(........
                     ........
arrangement, reading code becomes a drunkard's walk across the page. It makes 
it harder to quickly scan the code looking for where this or that happens.

-- 
Anthony Shipman                    Mamas don't let your babies 
                   grow up to be outsourced.


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