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Re: tab characters in the source code

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: tab characters in the source code
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 01:04:36 -0300

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 8:18 PM, Carl D. Sorensen <address@hidden> wrote:

>> 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
> code.

I don't think it is a standard, but I would not mind making it a standard.

(being trained to avoid tabs during daytime)

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