On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 8:42 PM, HyperHacker <firstname.lastname@example.org
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 21:14, oliver <email@example.com
>> On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Miles Bader <firstname.lastname@example.org
>>> Steve Litt <email@example.com
>>> > 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:
>>> > http://www.troubleshooters.com/tpromag/199908/index.htm#_readability
>>> 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...
>> 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.
> 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
> Sent from my toaster.