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[REBOL] Re: source code layout question

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 4-Jan-2002 18:38

Joel Neely wrote:
>Hi, all, > >WARNING #1: None of the code in this post is meaningful, and may > not even be legitimate. It's only included for >the purpose of illustration. > >WARNING #2: This is a controversial and sensitive subject with > some folks. I'm not trying to start a flame war, and >I have not interest in debating aesthetic opinions. I *am* very >interested in objective criteria which identify strengths and >weaknesses of the alternatives. >
Why do you think it could lead to flamewar? :-) It isn't rebo-2-another-lang comparison after all :-)
>That said... > >I've recently been pondering source code layout. I, like many of >us on the list, have been writing REBOL in a style similar to the >following, which I'll call Style B: > > foo: func [x [integer!] y [integer!] z [integer!]] [ > either x = 0 [ > z > ][ > either y = 0 [ > head reverse z > ][ > while [x < y] [ > y: y - x > append z "x" > ] > foo y x z > ] > ] > ] >
OK, the rest of the code is cutted-off. I think that for me, only your B varian is acceptable, with 2 small changes - if something can be put on one line (one-liner), don't use new line after starting "[" - don't put starting "[" on separate line, so: foo: func [x [integer!] y [integer!] z [integer!]][ either x = 0 [z][ either y = 0 [head reverse z][ while [x < y][ y: y - x append z "x" ] foo y x z ] ] ;end either x = 0 - an example of comment, good for longer nested stuff ... ] as for example of longer either expression, probably something like this: either x = 0 [ head reverse z some other stuff here ][short stuff here] either x = 0 [ head reverse z some other stuff here ][ another at least two lines of code ]
>Objective comments (i.e., something other that "That's the >ugliest thing I've ever seen!" or "Wow! You're an artist!" ;-) >are welcome! >
That's the ugliest thing I've ever seen and yes, you are real rebol artist :-)) -pekr-