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Re: bad comment indentation in Emacs Lisp

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: bad comment indentation in Emacs Lisp
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 21:22:17 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> What is the rationale for this kind of comment indentation? It certainly
> doesn't indent the same as `;' or the same as `;;' at the beginning of a
> line. Why insert a single space here - what's the rationale? Why move `;;'
> ever, relative to the rest of its line?

The space is there for aesthetic reasons as well as to make sure the
code and the comment are separate (makes a difference if the code ends
in \ for instance).

Why move it?  Why not?


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