Larry Wall & Cults

jmfbahciv at aol.com jmfbahciv at aol.com
Sun Aug 29 12:38:53 CEST 2004


In article <0MiYc.109993$TI1.98802 at attbi_s52>,
   Joe Smith <Joe.Smith at inwap.com> wrote:
>jmfbahciv at aol.com wrote:
>
>>>AND HOW MANY SPACES PER TAB STOP?
>> 
>> Eight.  Now talk about indenting skip returns...that one
>> required blood transfusions.  [emoticon looks at list of n.g.]
>> I guess not many will understand.
>
>I understand.
>The style I used for PDP-10 macro assembly language was
>   *) Indent two spaces for error return from subroutine or UUO (or jsys)
>   *) Indent one space for instructions that skip or may skip.
>
>The other point of contention was what to put between the opcode and
>its arguments; space vs tab.  I had some TECO macros that would
>undo the damage after pristine code had been munged by someone
>not conforming to style.  :-)

<GRIN>  And we had some that put them back.

/BAH

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