[Oberon] Indentation in V2 sources.

Chris Burrows chris at cfbsoftware.com
Mon Feb 15 02:14:31 CET 2021

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Oberon [mailto:oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of
> peter at easthope.ca
> Sent: Monday, 15 February 2021 10:52 AM
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> Subject: [Oberon] Indentation in V2 sources.
> From chris at cfbsoftware.com  Sun Jul 23 08:28:17 2017
> > a) Wirth's Project Oberon: Two spaces for used for each level of
> > indentation.
> Chris, the OCC at
> https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/User:PeterEasthope/sandbox is indented
> as you say.  The indentation appears more narrow than in the original
> PDF.  Different softwares render blanks differently.  In the
> wikibook, four blanks per indent will yield a geometry closer to the
> book.
> Is the sandbox view tolerable?  Insert more blanks?  Comments?

The indentation probably appears more narrow because different fonts are

This is always very subjective. What I prefer could easily irritate somebody
else. I like to use monospaced fonts when writing code so that every column
of characters is aligned. 

If I was putting code samples in Wikibooks I would follow guidelines like
those specified, for example, in the REALbasic/Style Guide:


I did try the <code> tag in the Sandbox with an Oberon example and that
inserted additional blank lines. Surrounding code with the <pre> </pre> tags
seemed to work well.



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