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Re: Feedback on indentation rules

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Feedback on indentation rules
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2023 17:15:52 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.2 (gnu/linux)


Simon Tournier <> skribis:

> 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?


Now, it’s aesthetics so there’s no “rationale” per se but rather
established practice: in the project, but also from what I can see in
Guile and more generally Scheme (info "(guix) Formatting Code").


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