[bitc-dev] Syntax of type variables
Jonathan S. Shapiro
shap at eros-os.org
Mon Mar 22 08:59:32 PDT 2010
On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 12:11 AM, William Leslie
<william.leslie.ttg at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't really think syntax is a big deal these days. if you want to
> read code in a different style, you can always make your editor do
Outside of the purview of a few high-end hackers, I don't really think
this is true. I certainly can't do this, though I wouldn't claim to be
any sort of expert at driving IDEs.
The real issue, to my mind, is coding standards. Companies, for good
reason, like to have all code on a project written the same way. While
you can have a tool re-format the code, I haven't seen a tool yet that
does a decent job moving the comments around in a consistent way. In
practice, "consistent" means "close enough so that transforming from
layout A to layout B and back results in the identity transformation".
Anybody know a tool that can actually do that? I'm curious.
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