[fpc-devel] Re: [fpc-l] type discussion
Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Sun Jun 5 12:36:29 CEST 2005
On Sun, 5 Jun 2005, Jamie McCracken wrote:
> Hans-Peter Diettrich wrote:
> > > Not at all; I certainly don't indent them, and I'm a fanatical
> > > indenter.
> > Agreed. I really can't understand why some people indent like this:
> > if ...
> > then
> > begin
> > ...
> > end
> > else
> > if
> > ...
> lol - thats not what I meant. If you want readable code you indent inside the
> begin..end blocks ergo the begin..end syntax becomes redundant cause its the
> indentation that provides the visual cue.
Visual, yes. But not for the compiler: it folds whitespace.
The compiler NEEDS the begin...end to check your syntax.
How is it supposed to know where a stament block begins/ends ?
Based on indendation alone ? That would not be Pascal...
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