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Re: Shootout Stuff

  . . .

> I think that this is because the parentheses tends to pull the eye
> diagonally, and doesn't have any square edges.  Add that to the fact
> that scheme coders tend to group lots of them together, and use less
> indendation that C code (4 or 8 lines are pretty common), and you have
> something that is visually less clear - at least in my opinion, and
> going off a few things I remember from art classes.
> Of course, the *content* is usually quite readable at a conceptual
> level.

I guess it's what you get used to.  I've been programming in Lisp since
the mid 70's, and at this point emacs-indented parenthesized forms
seem crystal clear for both overall and detailed structure.


 -- Bill Wood