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Tim Harig usernet at ilthio.net
Wed Nov 3 03:34:43 CET 2010


On 2010-11-03, Tim Harig <usernet at ilthio.net> wrote:
> On 2010-11-03, D'Arcy J.M. Cain <darcy at druid.net> wrote:
>> On Wed, 3 Nov 2010 00:41:46 +0000 (UTC)
>> Tim Harig <usernet at ilthio.net> wrote:
>> Identifying the end of the block has some value.  And the braces just
>> make the code noisy.
>
> With good syntax highlighting, you don't notice them unless you are looking
> for something because the markers are in comments and the markers for
> a block are only visible when the block is unfolded.  As a benefit, they allow the folding
> stucture to provide expression of the code structure that cannot be
> expressed in the code itself.

Also note that you can use whatever you like for the folding markers if the
braces intimidate you.  {{{ just happens to be the most recognized
standard.  The Erlang crowd like to use ## for this sort of thing.



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