C++ style question/criticism, was Re: Mozy Contest Answers
dave at thesmithfam.org
Sat Nov 4 21:13:59 MST 2006
Levi Pearson wrote:
> So, if you used to use a more compact style, I assume you were used to
> it and you could parse it quickly. Why did you switch?
I thought it looked better aesthetically, and I learned how to use my
editor more effectively (vim). I used to keep as much code on a screen
as possible, so I could refer back without scrolling (I'll call it
"optimized for vertical compression"). Then I learned how to use vim.
Between vim's m, ctrl+p, %, *, #, n, and N, I can move around in code
without regard to white space or vertical compression. Also, I've fond
ctags and cscope useful when working with others' code, but I rarely use
them on my own. That's been my experience. I let the editor do the grunt
work, and I lay out the code however I think it looks best, even if that
means sacrificing a few rows of terminal space.
What are your thoughts?
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