[REBOL] Re: source code layout question
From: carl:cybercraft at: 5-Jan-2002 17:17
On 05-Jan-02, Joel Neely wrote:
> Hi, Carl,
> Carl Read wrote:
>> ... It's only drawbacks I think are three extra spaces on
>> some lines (minor) ...
> Those are there to make the content of multi-line blocks (or
> multiple consecutive blocks, where some may be multi-line)
> all line up indented under the controlling expression.
>> and not being able to cut and paste it into the Console -
>> a major disadvantage, I think. If it wasn't for that, it'd
>> be tempting to switch to it...
> Actually, I've been cutting and pasting with it (just with
> a tad of cheating ;-). I simply type into the console
> do [
> then paste in whatever I've cut from wherever, then type a
> and press return. That bit of extra typing (which does take
> more effort than just using control-C...) wraps everything in
> an extra attention-span-preserving block to keep the console's
> attention until the input expression is explicitly closed by
> the last right bracket.
Ah - yes, that'd get us by. And example code to the list and such
could include the 'do and its brackets, thus allowing, ahem,
right-Amiga-C. (: I wonder what those at RT think of your style?
They may have thought of it and rejected it for some reason. Anyone
at RT listening? Two quite different styles amongst examples could
be confusing unless most people switch over...