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

From: sunandadh:aol at: 9-Jan-2002 13:03

Hi all, Allen Kamp:
> I see little point in using a style different to the style that is in used > REBOL itself.
But I do! I have two problems. One minor and one more important. Minor point: many bits of Rebol are good examples, but there some bad examples in there too. Asking someone to "do what Rebol does" is not enough. I don't like one-letter variables (source Request) or variables which are just misspelt words (source Request-list). That's just sloppy and I don't want to copy that style But I think you meant your remark to refer mainbly to source layout, not variable names. So, more importantly: Rebol's style and my way of visualising block just don't click. Psychologists will tell us that people think in different ways. The code I produce is a result of the way I visualise and think. And there is not a natural match between Rebol's published style and my development style. If I had to write that way I'd walk away from the language. Simple as that. And I doubt if I'd be the only one. But I have no trouble at all with there being a single "house style". My code can be reformatted however a prettyprinter likes for publication. Just as when I write for magazines they pour my text into their house style at the last moment, saving me from writing in narrow columns and leaving space for adverts. And if the prettyprinter had enough options that I could turn other people's code into something close to what I prefer and can work with, well that's a win/win/play-again situation for all of us. (Wow! I got through that without mentioning the Style Police. and thus almost falling foul of Godwin's Law) Sunanda.