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- Subject: Re: Lua Style Guide ?
- From: Sean Conner <sean@...>
- Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2017 13:03:56 -0400
It was thus said that the Great Russell Haley once stated:
> Sorry for the top post.
> Oh, and twenty indents? The version of Lua I use has a keyword called
> 'function'. And adhering to 80 columns is just silly. It was silly 20
> years ago when I started writing code.
But where's the cutoff? I have some XSLT code  where some of the lines
are long. Really long. Like 250 characters long:
<xsl:param name="image"><xsl:value-of select="/site/section[@id='About']/subsection[position()=1]/page[position()=1]/@filename"/>.<xsl:value-of select="/site/section[@id='About']/subsection[position()=1]/page[position()=1]/img/@type"/></xsl:param>
(note the two character indent)
This is, in my opinion, a bit too long (but if broken up, would be a real
mess and would probably mess up the output too much).
I find 80 to be nice---I can fit several xterms side by side when
programming (on my monitor at work---five side by side).
-spc (It's not a hard rule wit me, but a guideline I try to follow)
 I was playing around with it about fifteen years ago and decided to
convert my site  to XML, and use XSLT to convert it to HTML (and
to generate all links between pages and sections)