[racket] Indentation in DrRacket

From: Grant Rettke (grettke at acm.org)
Date: Sun Nov 14 17:24:07 EST 2010

On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 1:55 PM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> Harry Spier wrote at 11/13/2010 08:14 PM:
> 1) Is it possible to change the indentation size in DrRacket?
> 2) Can DrRacket be set up to use the tab key to indent?
> I don't know whether you're new to Lisp-parentheses languages, but it is
> not-uncommon for someone brand new to want to indent code differently from
> how Emacs or DrRacket do it by default.  Then it seems that the vast
> majority of these people quickly convert to doing it the default
> Emacs/DrRacket way.
> In C-ish syntax languages, people use a 2-, 3-, or 4-space indent, or a tab
> indent (with tab stops at 8 or 4 or some other number), and they snuggle or
> don't snuggle curly braces, and they have indents before and/or after
> unsnuggled braces, etc.  There's a lot of personal preference and varying
> "coding standards" in C-ish syntax.  In Lisp-parens languages, there's
> *much* more agreement on whitespace, and instead the many differences of
> style and philosophy exhibit in how the semantics of the language is used.

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