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Re: Tabs in ChangeLog files

From: Rik
Subject: Re: Tabs in ChangeLog files
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 00:24:54 -0700

John W. Eaton wrote:
> On 23-Apr-2010, Rik wrote:
> | I noticed that you went back and word-wrapped some of the recent ChangeLog
> | entries.  I had lined up everything for an 80 column terminal, but I use
> | tabstops at 3 spaces rather than the default 8.  I had forgotten that there
> | were tabs in the ChangeLog file and inadvertently created some work for you.
> | 
> | Is it worthwhile to get rid of tabs in the ChangeLogs as has been done for
> | the C and .m files?
> I thought maybe there would be a problem with the default Emacs
> ChangeLog mode if spaces are used instead of tabs, but I'm not seeing
> it now.  Will untabifying these files cause trouble for anyone?  Is
> there any real advantage to removing the tabs.  I guess I don't care
> too much about it as Emacs does the right thing for me when editing
> these files, and it can still do the right thing if indenting with
> spaces instead of tabs.
I've also switched my setup to always use spaces, rather than tabs.  Since
there is no pressing reason to untabify I guess we should leave the
ChangeLogs alone.


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