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[REBOL] Re: Style R flavour checker ;-)

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 10-Jan-2002 0:16

Hi, Sunanda, et al [SunandaDH--aol--com] wrote:
> Hi Joel, > > > I was planning on waiting a while before trying to summarize my > > observations of the discussion, but I agree with Pat's > > perception that the temperature is rising a bit fast. > > Thanks for your summary, and the call to cool it.
Let me emphasize that my comments weren't about, nor directed to, anyone in particular. I found the range of reactions quite fascinating! As someone who routinely writes and reads several different programming languages, I tend to "look through" layout style to the meaning of the code, and therefore think of layout as being something one simply decides on (and may try changing), just as I decide which shirt to wear. I forgot that some cultures have dress codes and react very emphatically when the code is not taken seriously! ;-) I should also add that, while I have no concerns over different people using different styles, I accept Allen's point that there is societal value (especially for recent "immigrants" to the language) in having some consistency in "officially" published code, especially when it is offered as "how to" examples. I'll be submitting a revised version of the refactoring article to REBOLforces which uses the conventional layout style in all of its examples. (It makes the source text and printed web pages both about 10% longer...) Of course, I regard code posted for the purpose of discussing coding styles to be an exception to the general principle of the last paragraph... ;-) -jn- -- Seen in a foreign hotel: Visitors are expected to complain at the office between 9 and 11 am daily. -- [krm--mail--ips--ca] joel0dot0neely0FIX0PUNCTUATION0at0fedex0dot0com