Deprecate tabs for indenting (was Re: Indenting with tabs vs spaces)

Greg Ewing greg at
Thu Dec 6 18:22:47 EST 2001

"Stuart D. Gathman" wrote:
> Provided that all tabs precede all spaces in the leading indentation, and
> that the tab expansion value is sufficiently large (>= 4 in the above
> example)

That comment illustrates that there is still a
relationship that must hold between tab and space
widths. It's a looser one than we have now,
but I think it's still too potentially confusing.
Best to define tabs and spaces as completely
incommensurate, and ban mixing them altogether.

Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept, University of Canterbury,	  
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