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Re: Emacs-devel Digest, Vol 204, Issue 28

From: David Masterson
Subject: Re: Emacs-devel Digest, Vol 204, Issue 28
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2021 22:04:43 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:

> [[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
> [[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
> [[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]
> The reason we don't use braces in cases like this
>   if (use_short_answers)
>     {
>       return call1 (intern ("y-or-n-p"), prompt);
>     }
> is that the braces cause fewer real lines of code to fit on the
> screen.  Because of that, they are not merely superfluous, they are an
> impediment to reading the code.

Different people look at it... differently. It probably depends on how
you were taught.  I was taught C coding with the above style and my eye
is used to seeing the code structure this way. Remove the braces above
and it gets a little harder for me when you have a chain of these

David Masterson

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