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bug#25030: 25.1; Unexpected indentation and syntax-highlighting in `emac


From: Andy Moreton
Subject: bug#25030: 25.1; Unexpected indentation and syntax-highlighting in `emacs-lisp-mode'
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:55:48 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.91 (windows-nt)

On Mon 19 Mar 2018, Noam Postavsky wrote:

> Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:
>
>>> I disagree. The interpreter and byte compiler do not care about the
>>> indentation style that you choose for your code: the syntax and
>>> semantics are unaffected.
>>> 
>>> Style choices should not produce warnings. An indication that code layout
>>> is following an unusual style may be useful, but it should be optional, and
>>> it should not use the warning face (it should have a separate face that can
>>> be customised independently of the warning face).
>>
>> What Andy said.  This has nothing to do with byte-compiling
>> (or interpreting, for that matter).
>
> I don't understand why you guys are all of a sudden talking about
> byte-compiling.

The point is that the unusual code layout does not cause any problems for
elisp code, and it does not matter if the code is interpreted or
byte-compiled: the result is the same, namely that indentation style has
no effect on the meaning of the code.

    AndyM







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