[fpc-pascal] Underscores in numerical literals - grouping

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Tue Nov 22 00:29:46 CET 2016

On 2016-11-21 19:25, Marco van de Voort wrote:
> IOW I don't like editors that store in formats that are nearly useless in
> other editors.

Elastic Tabstops (ET) only does rendering of the text - based on two
user defined preferences. The underling file doesn't change because of
user preference changes. The underlying file is just a TAB(U+0009)
indented file - like most programming language style defaults (Object
Pascal for some reason being the exception - but it doesn't need to be).

Any text editor worth their salt can display a TAB indented text file.
An ET capable editor simply does a much better job and with more

Anyway, again, my discussion wasn't meant to be about ET specifically,
but simply that text editors could become more intelligent by
automatically adjusting the spacing of long numerical literals (without
affecting the underlying file - like ET capable editors achieve).


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