Subject: Re: Parentheses and indenting, etc. From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1997/07/25 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.programming,comp.lang.c++ Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Fred Haineux | Luckily, many programmers eventually realize that there is a pretty-print | program ("cb" for the unix heads), and it can be set to produce the exact | style of indenting that is preferred. * Walt Howard | You can't do this in a large project. The reason is, you check this code | in. Often it becomes necessary to "diff" two versions to see "what | change made it break". If someone reformatted the whole thing and | checked it in, its impossible to tell what REAL changes were made between | those two versions. it occurred to me that the problem is that "diff" is run on the text representation of the code. had it been possible "diff" the _code_, each programmer could check his code in and out in his own textual style. #\Erik -- Thomas J. Watson, founder of IBM: "man shall think. machines shall work." William H. Gates, III, Microsoft: "man shall work. machines shall not."