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Re: Feedback on indentation rules

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: Re: Feedback on indentation rules
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2023 11:54:54 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.2 (gnu/linux)

Hi Simon,

Simon Tournier <> writes:

> Hi,
> On Mon, 06 Mar 2023 at 17:56, Ludovic Courtès <> wrote:
>> Maxim Cournoyer <> skribis:
>>> Thanks for the feedback.  I wonder if some are of the opinion that since
>>> gexp->derivation is a plain function rather than a syntax having a
>>> special form for its 2nd argument, we should leave the default
>>> indentation rules untouched for it?
>> Yes, that’s my take and current practice so far: special rules for
>> special forms (macros), not for procedures.
> What is the rationale?  Being able to know directly at the location when
> it is a plain function or a special form?
> For what it is worth, I do not see an high difference between the both
> indentations.  So, my opinion would to keep the current practise.

Please take a look at my original message in this thread,,
where I gave examples of gexp->derivation indentations that should
explain the rationale allow nesting arguments more naturally, as if
gexp->derivation was a special form (although it's a simple procedure).


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