on = style
On 09/10/17 08:46, Steve D'Aprano wrote:
> I truly believe that, with*very* few exceptions (*ALL* of which are some form
> of in-line data table, and even then only rarely) any programmer who worries
> about lining up assignments on different lines like this is just engaged in a
> time-wasting exercise to make themselves look busy while actually taking it
> easy. It is a pure avoidance activity.
I'm inclined to disagree, at least in as much as I think the exceptions
are more common than you do. For me at least there are two opposed
* Columnar data is easier to read.
* Big gaps in the middle of a line make it hard to read.
I fairly often line up initialisers
height = 5
width = 10
length = 2
density = 0.75
...or other related groups of assignments, but that takes a minute at
most. When there is a huge mismatch in name length, aligning the
columns is more tedious and gives you less visual advantage, so I don't
bother. Somewhere in the middle is a tipping point.
Rhodri James *-* Kynesim Ltd