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Relax indentation rules on anonymous records #786

Happypig375 opened this issue Sep 21, 2019 · 1 comment


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commented Sep 21, 2019

Relax indentation rules on anonymous records

I propose we relax indentation rules on anonymous records.

The existing way of approaching this problem in F# is indenting code blocks further, leaving wasted space.

let f x = x
let a = f [
    2 // List: OK
let b = [|
    2 // Array: OK
type X = { X : int }
let c = f {
    X = 2 // Record: OK
let d = f {|
    X = 2 (* FS0058	Possible incorrect indentation:
this token is offside of context started at position (12:11).
Try indenting this token further or using standard formatting conventions. *)
let e = f {|
            X = 2 // Indenting further is needed

Pros and Cons

The advantages of making this adjustment to F# are

  1. Parity
  2. Convenience
  3. Effective use of space
  4. Clarity

The disadvantages of making this adjustment to F# are none.

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Estimated cost (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL): S

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  • This is not a question (e.g. like one you might ask on stackoverflow) and I have searched stackoverflow for discussions of this issue
  • I have searched both open and closed suggestions on this site and believe this is not a duplicate
  • This is not something which has obviously "already been decided" in previous versions of F#. If you're questioning a fundamental design decision that has obviously already been taken (e.g. "Make F# untyped") then please don't submit it.

Please tick all that apply:

  • This is not a breaking change to the F# language design
  • I or my company would be willing to help implement and/or test this

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commented Sep 21, 2019

I agree with this since we've made it a precedent to relax indentation like this in the past few releases.

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