Re: Programming Term?

Subject: Re: Programming Term?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:26:23 -0700

I think "indentation style" is the right term if you're talking about
coding practices.

If you're talking about formatting existing code for readability,
especially machine-generated code with no indents or linebreaks (as is
often the case with XML and JSON), that's pretty-printing.

On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 3:11 PM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> wrote:
> 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.
>> 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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