Hello --

On Fri, 2 Mar 2001, chris wrote:

> Don't know whether this discussion would be better here or on the email
> list.  My searches haven't found a previous discussion on this topic -
> appologies if there was one.

comp.lang.ruby and the ruby-talk list mirror each other, so it's on
both.


> I find Ruby to very a very enjoyable language.  My other liking is Python.
> Particularly enjoyable to me is how the Tab style indenting works. I find

[...]

> My question for all is, why not create an option in Ruby that would allow
> the parser to accept code that used indentation instead of "end" statements?
> Would this be really all that hard?  I, myself, couldn't do it, but I get
> the feeling that a relatively simple change to the parser would make it
> possible.
> 
> Specifically, I would envision some code that goes before the current parser
> code that simply reads the file and uses the indentation levels to insert
> "end"s where needed.  Then the code would continue on to the normal parser.
> All of this would be turned on/off with a switch or setting.  Those who
> don't like it never need to use it.

Yes, but we'd have to see it :-) 

But if you must... why not write a filter in Ruby to do this?  It could
be an interesting exercise.


David

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