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On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 21:14, oliver <> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Miles Bader <> wrote:
>> Steve Litt <> writes:
>> > I'm a Lua guy, but I prefer locals by default and grouping by
>> > indentation, if I had my druthers (which of course I never will).
>> > Here's why I prefer grouping by indentation:
>> >
>> >
>> Indeed, those features are perfect for trivially tiny example programs
>> ... :]
> Actually, trivially tiny example programs are the only place that unindented
> code makes sense. Any real code relies on indentation to help coder
> visualize its block structure.  So to make indentation a requirement for
> code is "forcing" you to do something you already have to do for anything
> more than trivial programs.
> Good unit testing, naming convensions, logical structure, encapsulation, and
> language tools (syntax highlighting, lint, code formatter, etc) matter way
> more than white space.
>> Gotta wait until all the python programmers are dead I suppose...
>> -miles
> This kind of comment is unacceptable on a public forum. Many programmers
> know more than one programming language. Think of that next time you post.
> Oliver

Except it forces indentation and structure in cases where it's not
entirely necessary. I like being able to write:
if x then doThings(x) else doThings(y) end
instead of:
if x then

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