In message <46465158.5070602@...> you wrote:
> > The limit on the length of lines is 80 columns and THIS IS A HARD
> > LIMIT.
> Does :set ts=4 count? It fits in 80 columns then. ;-)
No, this does not count, as it violates another part of the Coding
"Tabs are 8 characters, and thus indentations are also 8 characters.
There are heretic movements that try to make indentations 4 (or even 2!)
characters deep, and that is akin to trying to define the value of PI to
> The nesting is getting me in trouble. I can fix some, but some would be
> ugly to fix because I would need to split strings. I could move the
> value parsing into a subroutine, that would help.
"... The answer to that is that if you need
more than 3 levels of indentation, you're screwed anyway, and should fix
In short, 8-char indents make things easier to read, and have the added
benefit of warning you when you're nesting your functions too deep.
Heed that warning."
> Since the LIMIT IS HARD, I'll work it...
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