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[Python-Dev] PEP 8 updated on whether to break before or after a binary update
Break BEFORE binary operators when laying out long lines. (Language independent!)
programming  syntax  python  via:python-list 
april 2016 by mcherm
Stuff Everyone Should Do (part 2): Coding Standards | Good Math, Bad Math
Coding standards (formatting rules) are a good idea because following them everywhere actually makes the code more readable.
programming  via:MarkCC  markcc  syntax 
july 2011 by mcherm
Readability and Naming Things » Code Simplicity
A *really insightful* comment on what makes code readable. Also some comments by me on lining code up in vertical columns.
via:HackerNews  mypostings  programming  blogworthy  syntax  readability  languagedesign 
january 2011 by mcherm
Coding style in tag-based languages » Knowing .NET
When you are mixing flow-control and markup (eg: a template for an HTML page) do you indent for tags, markup, or both? Larry O'Brien says just for tags; I say for both.
mypostings  syntax  LarryOBrien  via:LarryOBrien  webdevelopment 
november 2009 by mcherm
GeSHi - Generic Syntax Highlighter :: Home
A syntax hilighter for the web which handles many languages; I'm using it for my blog.
blogging  syntax 
october 2008 by mcherm
MF Bliki: SyntacticNoise
Martin Fowler gives examples of several DSLs of various sorts (including XML) for the same simple example. In each case he highlights "punctuation" (as distinct from "domain text"). You can see dramatic differences.
languagedesign  dsl  domain_specific_languages  programming  syntax  fowler  xml 
june 2008 by mcherm
I can’t believe I’m praising Tcl
The much-maligned language Tcl has a hidden strength: it's very useful as an interactive command line. In fact, if you're to support an interactive command line there are lots of special considerations in your language design, all described here.
languagedesign  programming  syntax  tcl 
april 2008 by mcherm
Ruminations of a Programmer: Syntactic Sugars - What makes them sweet ?
Comments on the ability to create new syntactic sugar in a language. I had some responses I was somewhat proud of.
languagedesign  syntax  scala  programming  mypostings 
april 2008 by mcherm

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