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Re: 03/04: gnu: Replace all cons* with beginner-friendly (append (list .

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: 03/04: gnu: Replace all cons* with beginner-friendly (append (list ...)).
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:01:49 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Pierre Neidhardt <address@hidden> skribis:

>> Please don’t leave hanging parens—we want to teach people the Right Way
>> to format code.  ;-)
> I've always wondered what's the recommendation for closing parentheses after
> inline comments.

You mean “margin comments” (to the right)?

> In general, I refrain from using inline comments so I would do this:
>    (packages (append (list nvi fdisk
>                            ;; mostly so xrefs to its manual work:
>                            grub          
>                            ;; partprobe:
>                            parted)

That would work as well.  Either way: no hanging parens.  :-)

>> Last, make sure the text in guix.texi that explains these examples does
>> not mention ‘cons*’.
> My rationale here was that I've switched to "(append (list...))" until the 
> first time we explain
> cons*, then I left the cons*.

Oh OK, perfect!


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