[MLton] Emacs mode for editing ML Basis files
Sun, 7 Aug 2005 19:38:49 -0700
> What I personally want is fully automated indentation. I just want
> to press tab on a line or type M x indent-buffer to (re)indent the
> whole buffer (or anything between those extremes).
I think this is a very good goal. I am willing to give up a lot to
use such a system.
> The way I see it, indentation should be the same whether you indent
> individual lines or the whole buffer. In other words, indentation should
> be consistent.
Yes. I guess what I wanted is impossible, since the computed
indentation would depend on the current indentation -- i.e. if a
comment is in column 0, then keep it there, otherwise indent as normal
code. The reason I wanted this is because there are two different
kinds of comments -- those that are for documentation and those that
are temporarily turning off some code. For the latter, I usually
start the comment in column zero, while for the former I indent as
code. Who knows why?
> In the above case, IMO, there should be only one "correct"
> indentation for the comment. Whether the comment should start at
> column 0 or column 3 should be determined by a customization
Fair enough. What I wanted seems silly and I'm quite willing to go to
a mode where comments are always indented as code. I probably
wouldn't even use the customization settion.