Formatting of bootscripts

that weasel weasel at beyondnormal.org
Tue Jan 4 17:08:21 PST 2005


On Wed, 2005-01-05 at 00:47 +0000, Ian Molton wrote:
> However I feel this looks ugly and prefer to align the parameters such 
> that they are under the parameters of the first line. a tab is not 
> appropriate for this since the two lines are at the same conceptual 
> level of indentation - they are both within the for{} loop, within the 
> function some_fn().
> 
> The correct way to align the string is to use two tab characters (the 
> same elvel of indentation as the preceeding line), and then use spaces 
> to align the parameters - this causes the text to format correctly in 
> all (reasonable) circumstances.
> 
> eg.
> 		printf("A %s of %d Characters in length",
> 		       "string", length);
> 

I do too, but i prefer to put one parameter per line when ever the line
gets too long.

eg.
		printf("A %s of %d Characters in length",
		       "string",
		       length);

I actually think that all function calls that take more than one
parameter should be formatted like that.  To me its much more clear
where each param starts and stops.

Nick




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