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Neil Cerutti neilc at
Thu Nov 4 19:18:28 CET 2010

On 2010-11-04, Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> wrote:
> On 2010-11-04, Neil Cerutti <neilc at> wrote:
>> On 2010-11-04, D'Arcy J.M. Cain <darcy at> wrote:
>>>> * Not being able to write an auto-indenter, ever, because it
>>>> is by design theoretically impossible:  Annoying.
>>> Right.  And in C you can never write an auto-bracer for
>>> exactly the same reason.
>> It's not right, actually. Auto-indent is fairly easy in
>> Python. Auto-dedent is the impossible part.
> I think in common usage the term "auto-intender" refers to a
> program that can automatically control source indentation
> (which inclulde both "indenting" and "dindenting" source
> lines).

Thanks for the correction. Autoindent doesn't mean that to me
(I'm a vi user), but I should have figured out what he meant from
the context.

Neil Cerutti

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