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Re: bad comment indentation in Emacs Lisp

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: bad comment indentation in Emacs Lisp
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 11:41:11 +0900

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>> 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).

I guess the proper place of ";;" when not at line-start is somewhat
ill-defined, but I generally agree with Drew -- the space is ugly, and
feels like an unwanted intrusion by the indenter.


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