[darcs-users] darcs patch: Appease Emacs' M-x check-parens in Distr... (and 7 more)

Trent W. Buck trentbuck at gmail.com
Sat Feb 28 11:31:20 UTC 2009

Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net> writes:

> On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 06:13:57 +1100, Trent W.Buck wrote:
>>   The form "\(x,y) -> x" upsets Emacs, because it looks like the open
>>   paren is escaped.  This can cause problems with expression-oriented
>>   editing operations (e.g. "transpose expressions"), particularly the
>>   extended operations provided by paredit.el.
>>   The straightforward (if ugly) solution is to separate lambda from the
>>   open paren with a space.
> For what it's worth, I've just learned to live with separating the
> lambda from the space (in vim)

So are you in favour of making that a style guide/requirement (that
a space must separate lambda from an open paren)?

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