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Re: [Emacs-diffs] trunk r117000: Untabify cl-macs.el

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] trunk r117000: Untabify cl-macs.el
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:13:29 -0700
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On 04/21/2014 12:10 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:28:45 -0700
>> From: Daniel Colascione <address@hidden>
>> On 04/20/2014 05:03 PM, Daniel Colascione wrote:
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>>> revno: 117000
>>> revision-id: address@hidden
>>> parent: address@hidden
>>> committer: Daniel Colascione <address@hidden>
>>> branch nick: trunk
>>> timestamp: Sun 2014-04-20 17:03:44 -0700
>>> message:
>>>   Untabify cl-macs.el
>> On second thought, I've uncommited this change. It might make it hard to
>> move changes between emacs-24 and trunk. Let's wait until emacs-24
>> ships, then untabify everything once.
> Why untabify at all?  Using tabs and spaces is the default GNU coding
> style, so why should we stray from that?

In Lisp code, using tabs makes no sense: code is frequently lined up
precisely, so you get a mixture of tabs and spaces anyway, making it
impossible to use a different tab-width. Why would you want to use tabs
at all?

> (It's an uphill battle you'll lose anyway, because many people, yours
> truly included, have indent-tabs-mode set non-nil,

Don't do that then.

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