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- Subject: Re: Some enhancements in table initializations
- From: pj@...
- Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 20:19:00 +1000
Geoff Leyland wrote:
> In most languages I've seen, it's uncommon to put multiple
> stand-alone statements on the same line.
Well, I do it quite a lot; e.g.
i=1; j=1; k=1;
where the three statements form a semantic unit. Just like in
maths prose you might see: "In the x=1 y=3 case this becomes..."
param1 = string.byte(trackdata, i); i = i+1
param2 = string.byte(trackdata, i); i = i+1
where it's vital that the extraction of the parameter never gets
separated from the increment of the index.
> Why use a semicolon where a newline would do?
It saves space on the screen, thus giving a better overview of
the code while editing.
I must say, though, that I'd suffer mandatory newlines any day
see, with all semicolons and no newlines (shudder...)
Regards, Peter Billam
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