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Date: 2001-07-22 (11:20)
From: Markus Mottl <markus@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] indent 2
On Sun, 22 Jul 2001, Pierre Weis wrote:
> Personnaly, I use one space with some exceptions for 2 spaces
> indentation (which is inconsistent, I know it!) for reasons that are
> explained in the Caml programming guidelines. (In short, I write
> 2 spaces to align the |'s in the pattern matchings of function
> definitions:

Always eager to improve the syntactic beauty of my sources, I wondered
how this indentation style looks like so I peeked at the implementation
of the Format-module, which seems to be written by you.

Indeed, this style is obviously very coherent: one can find anything
from 1, 2 to 4 spaces of indentation consistently applied throughout
the whole file, e.g.:

  let add_queue x q =
   let c = Cons {head = x; tail = Nil} in

  let pp_print_as state n s =
    if state.pp_curr_depth < state.pp_max_boxes

  let pp_print_newline state () =
      pp_flush_queue state true; state.pp_flush_function ()

The rules can be easily inferred: one space if the function body starts
with a "let", two if it starts with "if" and four in any other case.

Is it this kind of consistency you mean in the Programming Guidelines? :-)

Best regards,
Markus Mottl

  P.S.: Sorry for my sarcasm! As usual I couldn't resist... ;)

Markus Mottl                                   
Austrian Research Institute
for Artificial Intelligence        
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