[Israel.pm] Number of Indentation Levels in Ruby and Perl

Shmuel Fomberg semuelf at 012.net.il
Mon Jun 1 13:19:05 PDT 2009


Mikhael Goikhman wrote:
>> Shlomi Fish observed that Ruby scripts use much more indentation levels
> Let's attempt to analyze a bit.

I want to add to Mikhael's ideas, that maybe Ruby's syntax encourage 
high indentation level. for example, as much as I understand, you can 
write something like:
some.chained.call.each { |item|
                          <code>
                        };
and if Rudy style encourage large blocks of code in this
iterator, then the whole code will shift right significantly.

In Perl, it will be translated to foreach / loop block, with one 
indentation level. and most of the people does not write large code 
inside map/grep/sort code blocks.

Shlomi, does that make sense?

Shmuel.


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