[fpc-pascal] Underscores in numerical literals - grouping
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Mon Nov 21 17:43:48 CET 2016
On 11/21/2016 8:05 AM, Jürgen Hestermann wrote:
> Am 2016-11-21 um 15:46 schrieb Graeme Geldenhuys:
>> The age old rule
>> of programmer source code always being in a mono-spaced font is
>> ridiculous for this day and age.
> I like monospaced fonts for code very much.
> Code is not a novel or a newspaper where you read
> a lot of text from top down to the end in a linear manner.
> Instead, alignment is very important to make code more readable.
> Monospaced fonts make it much easier to align code and
> make a lot of things align 'automatically'.
> I even align procedure headers like the following where all variables and
> all types start at the same column
> (which may not be visible in this email if you use proportional fonts
> Please copy it to notepad or into Lazarus Editor in this case):
Anything BUT a mono-spaced font for program code is ridiculous, even in
this day and age...
We are programming in Pascal, which is neither case-sensitive (like for
example C) nor does it make it whitespace significant (like Python),
allowing for a much more readable code than most other languages out
there, as you can easily format code in a way that is more human
readable. The machine (compiler) doesn't care for that...
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