Breaking Long Lines

Sebastian Huber sebastian.huber at
Wed Nov 11 16:32:31 UTC 2020

On 11/11/2020 17:27, Gedare Bloom wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 12:25 AM Sebastian Huber
> <sebastian.huber at>  wrote:
>> On 10/11/2020 06:33, Chris Johns wrote:
>>>> My question is if we really should indent by two levels for the continuation of
>>>> long lines.
>>> And my answer was it depends on what is being indented and why. The block
>>> nesting level can also effect what works.
>> I would like to focus on this particular case.
>>>> variable = ...
>>>> <SP><SP><SP><SP>foo bar continuation ...
>>>> vs.
>>>> variable = ...
>>>> <SP><SP>foo bar continuation ...
>>> I think most editors will assume this level of indenting rather than the double
>>> indent level.
>> Yes, also I doubt such a special case double indentation can be
>> configured in automatic code formatting tools.
>> So, can I commit this change?
> I think this rule has been long standing. I wonder how much code is affected.
> Anyway, whether it is one indent level or two is not a great concern
> to me. I believe the use of two has been to make broken lines more
> obvious vs nesting. But when we have explicit curly brackets {} and
> the operator trails at the end of the line, I think one indent level
> is OK. As with many style things, it seems not a big deal either way.
> If it makes the code easier to maintain with style tools, then I say
> go for it.
I never noticed code sections which use this two level indentation for a 
line continuation. Do you know an example off hand?

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