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Re: Re: Re: Re: Style, *again*

by Juerd (Abbot)
on Apr 09, 2003 at 20:26 UTC ( #249406=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: Style, *again*
in thread Style, *again*

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Which part of "Adding the indent spaces to the end marker means code stops working if it changes, which is VERY bad." do you not understand? I'm not sure you even misunderstand it, because you repeat it: "It still has the drawback that if ...".

Suppose you add 8 spaces to the end marker because it is indented by two levels. But you decide to loop over this code. You add a while (EXPR) { and a }, and being the smart programmer that you are, you indent the block immediately using the easy feature your favourite editor has for doing so. Oops, you just broke the code by changing indentation! Unless you add another 4 spaces to the end marker, your code no longer works.

I prefer series of concatenations or repeated print statements to error prone sugar.

As for removing whitespace from the beginning: I usually output HTML and do not care.

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[LanX]: yep
[LanX]: more often for some weeks now
[Corion]: I think I'll have to manually (as god) intervene with that node, as the simple reparenting didn't seem to fix the parent/child relationship of the nodes
[Corion]: I think I have an idea but I'll have to open a ticket with on that - hopefully I get to that on the weekend
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[Mr. Muskrat]: Thank you!
[Mr. Muskrat]: Oh that is odd. I got the message that it was reparented but yeah, it didn't actually do it. lol
[Corion]: LanX: No, Co-Rion appears as Monkey God :-)
[Corion]: Mr. Muskrat: Yeah, that message is automatic when the "normal" reparenting is done, but I think some rows that make up the node were not added to the DB properly

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