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

Erik de Castro Lopo nospam at
Mon Dec 3 15:46:10 EST 2001

Steve Lamb wrote:
> On Sat, 01 Dec 2001 23:14:04 -0000, Lee Harr <missive at> wrote:
> ><fanFlamesOfReligiousWar>
> > If using tab can cause trouble when moving source files from one
> > editor to another (or one person's configuration of an editor to
> > another) why not just get rid of using tab for indentation
> > altogether?
> ></fanFlamesOfReligiousWar>
>     You'll not find tabs in any code that I touch.  Literally.  I've got my
> editor configured to save spaces, not tabs.

You really ought to try using nothing but tabs for indentation and setting the
tab width in your editor to whatever you prefer.

This is so easy and works **SO** well.

  Erik de Castro Lopo  nospam at (Yes it's valid)
"I would rather spend 10 hours reading someone else's source 
code than 10 minutes listening to Musak waiting for technical 
support which isn't." 
   - Dr. Greg Wettstein, Roger Maris Cancer Center

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