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Re: tab characters in the source code

From: Carl D. Sorensen
Subject: Re: tab characters in the source code
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 17:18:46 -0600

On 4/7/09 4:17 PM, "address@hidden" <address@hidden>

> As to LY not accepting tabs, thats a shame, tabs should be treated as
> white space, along with <bel> <nul> <lf> <VT> and other now-disused
> characters from the days of teletypes which sometimes find their way into
> ascii files from odd unix and dos systems; this is done in the postscript
> language.  Except perhaps in lyrics, where they might well be used to
> demarcate syllables.

LilyPond accepts tabs just fine; they're whitespace.  If you want to put tab
characters in your LilyPond source you can do so.

Programming standards for LilyPond call for avoiding the tab character.
We're free to choose whatever programming conventions we want for our source


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