stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Mon Aug 17 23:15:58 EDT 2009
Somehow the mailer put spaces between each line of code. Obviously that
won't compile but it does look right in the editors.
2009/8/17 Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
> stephen barncard wrote:
> It's better for one to do one's own wrapping.
>> for instance
>> put field "myField" of cd "myCard" of stack "myStack" into field
>> of cd "nextCard" of stack "otherStack"
>> is a horrible jumble of garbage to the eyes, but
>> field "myField" \
>> of cd "myCard" \
>> of stack "myStack" \
>> into field "myField2" \
>> of cd "nextCard" \
>> of stack "otherStack"
>> makes a lot of sense. Automatic wrapping can't do that. And it's easier to
>> edit the references. And the compiler and indenter both are happy with it.
>> And one can make the edit window narrower.
> A good point, well illustrated.
> Another benefit of adding line wraps manually is that it requires you to
> read the code at least well enough to find usful line breaks, sometimes a
> useful task when inheriting a code base.
> Richard Gaskin
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