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Re: indent-tabs-mode

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: indent-tabs-mode
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2006 22:51:34 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Since it's generally agreed now that tabs are a bad thing, how about
>> changing the default value of indent-tabs-mode to t?
>> I don't think tabs are bad, and I see no reason to change this.
>> (t is the current default; perhaps you mean nil.)

> If everyone on the Emacs project used a different tab stop, you'd very
> quickly change your mind. That's the reality on any project that where
> editors other than Emacs are used.

That's irrelevant: In that case the problem doesn't come from
indent-tabs-mode and isn't fixed (or even mitigated) by changing


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