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bug#20322: 25.0.50; indent-tabs-mode should default to nil


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#20322: 25.0.50; indent-tabs-mode should default to nil
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:23:02 +0300

> Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:55:48 +0300
> From: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden
> 
> > But there's nothing wrong with this particular default.  It doesn't
> > reduce any functionality.  Users that aren't annoyed enough will learn
> > to live with it; those with higher motivation will discover how to
> > change that soon enough.  There's no real problem here.  Unlike other
> > arguments we had about changing defaults (font-lock, colors, and menus
> > come to mind), this one does not affect any functionality at all.
> 
> The indentation style is one of the obvious bikeshedding topics. I 
> suspect a significant fraction of Emacs users try to make it just right 
> in their config from the start.
> 
> If you think that that value is not a problem, you shouldn't object to 
> changing it to appease the majority either.

No, it means there aren't any good reasons to change the long
established defaults.





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