[mercury-users] Re: Preferred coding style for switches

Robert Ernst Johann JESCHOFNIK rejj at cat.cs.mu.OZ.AU
Fri Dec 17 02:55:40 AEDT 1999

On Fri, 17 Dec 1999, Fergus Henderson wrote:

> I think the use of 8-character tabs for indentation is probably
> not a good idea.  It makes sense in Prolog, where you tend to
> have little indentation, because Prolog forces you to use
> a separate predicate for every switch (since in general you only
> get indexing on the top-level functor of the first argument).
> But for Mercury I think using four spaces per level of indentation
> would be a better idea.

The mercury-mode I have for Emacs does this. It is actually just a
Prolog-mode that has mercury support.
.. and I concur, 8 character tabs does seem a bit (!) much. I wouldn't say
no to 2 character tabbing, either.

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