[Haskell-beginners] indentation

Jorden Mauro jrm8005 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 21:57:05 EST 2010

On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 8:51 PM, Brent Yorgey <byorgey at seas.upenn.edu> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 04:30:27PM -0500, Jorden Mauro wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 3:20 PM, Daniel Fischer
>> <daniel.is.fischer at web.de> wrote:
>> > Am Sonntag 14 Februar 2010 20:54:54 schrieb John Moore:
>> >> Hi all,
>> >>          I must be doing something wrong with my tabs. Because this
>> >> keeps telling me parse error. Can some one see if it is indentation. I'm
>> >> sending a file so as you'll be able to see what going on. If I copy it
>> >> here it can appear wrong the difference is with the Var expression.
>> >>
>> >> John
>> >
>> > First of all, *don't mix tabs and spaces for indentation* (best, don't use
>> > tabs at all).
>> I find the latter a bit too restrictive, especially since I use a text
>> editor that is a glorified version of ed. Hitting the spacebar 19
>> times is too much to ask of me.
>> And as such, I am occasionally forced to do something when a tab
>> doesn't get me past the word `where' or `let', but isn't that the
>> majority of what Layout specifies?
>> Is there a good answer for caveman programmers who like ed and tabs?
> Another good answer is to use explicit curly braces and semicolons so
> you don't have to rely on layout.

Yes, I am a recovering C programmer. You caught me!

I really do appreciate the features of sam, and its simplicity is why
I like layout. Omit needless punctuation, I say.

> -Brent
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