Even if this thread is getting a bit to long, I would like to state my
point of view:
It doesn't really matter, if there should be brackets around blocks,
visible end of line character of visible line continuation characters.
I was a C-style guy for very long and hated the FORTRAN way. When python
came up, it changed my point of view:
More important for readablity is proper indentation.
And to support identation, an emacs-mode and a vi-mode would be great.
The man-page for perl-style helped perl programmers a lot to read other
peoples code. It is simply a best practise document and one of those
could be handy for NCL, too. But this should be more a task of the
user-comunity than of the creators. Did anybody started to implement one
A task for the creators could be, to add a "\n" at the end of any script
read in. There are editors which do this automatically, others don't. It
is a beginners mistake not to put a "\n" behind the last 'end' (did it
too, even twice). It is quite annoying spending a half day on finding a
missing "\n" and I think, this could be fixed quite easily.
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