Re: Programming Term?

Subject: Re: Programming Term?
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:11:20 -0400

Julie's answer is correct. The Wikipedia article seems to be accurate.

There is actually a plethora of styles, all conflicting. Which style to use is a matter of religion. Some practitioners enforce a single style. (Observe, in the article, the reference to the "the one true brace style" which originated in C coding.) Sometimes, especially when blending code or coders from differing backgrounds, it may be necessary to convert the sinners.

On Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:26:06 -0400, Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

"Indentation" or "Indent Style" is the term I've heard used.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indent_style

On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 5:20 PM, <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com> wrote:

One of the biggest drawbacks to being a self-taught programmer (and I'm
being generous with the word "programmer" here) is that I am fairly weak
when it comes to nomenclature.

Is there a "universally" understood name for the type of indented
formatting used to indicate the nesting hierarchy in a file full of
marked-up text, such as XML? I'm trying to eliminate the three sentences I
would need to describe what I'm talking about.
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Programming Term?: From: Brian.Henderson
Re: Programming Term?: From: Julie Stickler

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