Writing Readable Code – Paul’s Snippet – Show your formatting!

Paul made an comment in my previous post, but unfortunately the Blogger comment system ate all the whitespace. Paul, if you read this – please reformat the code below and email it to me as a zipped attachment! I would also love to receive everybody else’s reformatted version as well!
Your anonymity is guaranteed (Unless you explicitly permit me to name you and/or link to a site or something).

Please note that there was a syntax problem in the original snippet, and I have indicated that below. I suggest that unless Paul instruct us otherwise, we take out the semi-colon after the end on that line.


try
if ConditionA then
Code(1)
else if ConditionB then
if ConditionC then begin
if ConditionD then
code(2);
code(3);
end; // I assume this semi-colon has to go
else if ConditionE then begin
code(4);
morecode('X');
if ConditionF then
code(5)
else if ConditionG then
code(6);
end else begin
code(7);
morecode('Y');
end;
finally
code(8);
end;

3 thoughts on “Writing Readable Code – Paul’s Snippet – Show your formatting!

  1. Hmmm, comments system doesn’t want to allow a pre tag, so I don’t think my indentation is going to be preserved, but I think the indentation should be clear even if it does get lost.So here goes nothing…. procedure WhenC; begin if ConditionD then code(2); code(3); end; procedure WhenE; begin code(4); morecode(‘X’); if ConditionF then code(5) else if ConditionG then code(6); end;begin try if ConditionA then Code(1) else if NOT ConditionB then EXIT; if ConditionC then WhenC else if ConditionE then WhenE else begin code(7); morecode(‘Y’); end; finally code(8); end;end;Incidentally, Post #2 in my multicast events series is now up if you’re interested. With downloadable code!:)

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  2. @Jolyon: could you email me the above rewrite please? I don’t want to mangle your indent style :)@All: The mentioned semi-colon has to go, or the code won’t compile.

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