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Re: tabs vs. spaces in source code

From: Carl Sorensen
Subject: Re: tabs vs. spaces in source code
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 12:24:46 -0600

On 7/25/09 11:47 AM, "Mark Polesky" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Carl Sorensen wrote:
>> No, Jan was not in favor of it unless it became a standard for
>> GNU coding. Hence the comment on "first making it a standard"
>> (i.e., a GNU standard) and "sending a patch to emacs-devel".
>> The current standard is to let tabs and spaces be handled as
>> emacs handles them.
> Oh, is that something that could ever happen, realistically?

In the GNU world, yes.  emacs is the GNU standard programming editor.

In *my* real world, I use only spaces in my documents.  It's not a
standard, but it doesn't break the standard, either.

emacs vs. other editors (mostly vim in the Linux world) is a topic that
tends to start flame wars, so I generally stay away from this topic.
After erroneously stating that we shouldn't have tabs in source files,
I decided to just set my editor so it would work OK, and that's the
way I've resolved it.



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