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

Peter Bismuti peterb at
Tue Dec 4 09:40:53 CET 2001

So much for cooler heads prevailing....(deep sigh).

> > YOu people are ***NUTS***.
>     Yes, we're nuts because we've had to deal with people like you.
> > How hard is it to find an editor that treats tabs correctly and allows
> > the tab width to be set to something other than 8?
>     Quite easy, which is the problem.  Or are you ignoring my rather basic
> not uncommon example of code which gets messed up when people are able to
> modify indention levels.  For me it is *NOT* a matter of preference and
> was.  I can read indention levels of 2, 4, 6 and 8 (though I rarely
> 6) in Turbo Pascal, C, Perl, Python and HTML.  In fact in most I *prefer*
> But when formatting matters for clarity of code I am damned glad I can see
> what the original author intended and not what I preferred!
> > Get a grip people.
>     We have a grip, tighten yours.
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