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RE: Use no tabs in Info

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Use no tabs in Info
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 08:01:11 -0700

    > If there is no reason for Info to use TABS, then why use them?

    TAB characters are a pretty standard part of Emacs culture; a
    restriction on their use would require enforcement to be effective.  A
    program that doesn't deal with tabs is likely to experience them

The same argument could be made for *Help*, or Dired, or *Apropos*, or
*Buffer List*, or.... Those buffers don't use TABs, but there is no
"restriction on their use" or any explicit "enforcement" to not use TABs,

People tend to perpetuate what they see there already (e.g. Info menus with
TABs or without them). The suggestion is just to untabify Info, not to
implement any ongoing "enforcement" of a no-TABs policy. The current
situation is a mixture anyway (spaces and TABs, at random), so even if a few
TABs happen to creep in after purging them once, there is still an overall
improvement (consistency, fixed-width chars).

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