[Haskell-cafe] Layout rule (was Re: PrefixMap: code review request)

Philippa Cowderoy flippa at flippac.org
Tue Feb 28 20:43:41 EST 2006

On Wed, 1 Mar 2006, Brian Hulley wrote:

> Ben Rudiak-Gould wrote:
> > Brian Hulley wrote:
> > > Here is my proposed layout rule:
> > > 
> > > and whose indentation is accomplished *only* by tabs
> > 
> > You can't be serious. This would cause far more problems than the
> > current rule.
> Why? Surely typing one tab is better than having to hit the spacebar 4 (or 8)
> times?

Not when it prevents me from ever exhibiting the slightest shred of style 
in my code. I use that control for readability purposes in my code.

flippa at flippac.org

"My religion says so" explains your beliefs. But it doesn't explain 
why I should hold them as well, let alone be restricted by them.

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