[Haskell-cafe] question about indentation conventions
cobbe at ccs.neu.edu
Mon Jul 1 14:00:14 CEST 2013
On Mon, Jul 01, 2013 at 05:18:39PM +1200, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> It looked pretty explicit to me:
> The golden rule of indentation
> you will do fairly well if you just remember a single rule:
> Code which is part of some expression should be indented
> further in than the beginning of that expression (even if
> the expression is not the leftmost element of the line).
> This means for example that
> f (g x
> is OK but
> f (g x
> y z)
> is not.
Sure. So my first question boils down to which of the two alternatives
below does the community prefer? (To be clear about the intended
semantics: this is the application of the function f to the arguments x, y,
Both are correct, in most contexts.
And then there's the second question: if the second alternative is
preferable, is there a way to get haskell-mode to do it automatically? As
it is, it refuses to indent y any farther to the right than in the first
alternative. I can space it in by hand, and then haskell-mode puts z under
y, but that's annoying, and it gets in the way of reindenting large regions
of code automatically.
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