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Assignment Alignment

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

Start file
# Align these assignments

x = 1
y = true
z = 'you'
foo = 'bar'
long_name = "long variable value"
$p3cial = ch4rs
last = line

# Much better!
End file
# Align these assignments

x         = 1
y         = true
z         = 'you'
foo       = 'bar'
long_name = "long variable value"
$p3cial   = ch4rs
last      = line

# Much better!

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3,6c3,6
< x = 1
< y = true
< z = 'you'
< foo = 'bar'
---
> x         = 1
> y         = true
> z         = 'you'
> foo       = 'bar'
8,9c8,9
< $p3cial = ch4rs
< last = line
---
> $p3cial   = ch4rs
> last      = line

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#189 personlink / @personlink - Score: 363 - 04/07/11 @ 08:56
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