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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 01:40:59 -0700
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On 04/21/2014 01:38 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:13:29 -0700
>> From: Daniel Colascione <address@hidden>
>> CC: address@hidden
>>> 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?
> Tabs make the file smaller. 

A minor optimization that doesn't matter in 2014.

> But more importantly, as I already said,
> this is the Emacs default, always has been.

So what? Untabify everything and set dir-locals for Emacs to set
indent-tabs-mode to nil.

>>> (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.
> We cannot control what everyone out there does.

No, we can only control what code gets into Emacs.

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