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Re: [Texmacs-dev] {OT} edit_main_rep::show_tree

From: Salman Khilji
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] {OT} edit_main_rep::show_tree
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 18:42:22 -0700
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> When I'm ready to submit, I simply "crunch" the code.

I don't think thats a good thing to do.  When writing code, if you feel 
comfortably with "widely spaced" code that means that widely spaced code is 
easy to read.  By crunching it, you are making it harder for both yourself 
and some other programmer to read your code.  This means to comperehend a 
complicated experssion, the reader must cut and paste it somwhere else, 
indent it the way he likes so that he can understand it.

I really shouldn't blame you for it.  Lots of time I do this kind of stuff 
even with C code.  Sometimes, I make a perfectly legible and beautiful piece 
of art, and turn it into an UGLY macro using the preprocessor before 

However I think code should be left in the state which makes is easier for 
anybody to understand.


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