Tabs and spaces (style)

Joshua Marshall jmarshal at
Tue May 1 16:55:13 EDT 2001

Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk <qrczak at> wrote:
> Tue, 01 May 2001 19:27:03 +0000, Kenneth Loafman <ken at> pisze:

>> I'm just the opposite... why would anyone use tabs?  All a tab does is
>> screw up the alignment for anyone that has a different tab size set and
>> makes it very difficult to print, etc.

> Why would anyone use a different tab size than 8?

> (Except programming in Clean which stupidly defines the tab size to 4?)

Although there are those who think a tab-width of 8 is "correct", it
seems a width of 4 is more flexible.  Also, some word-processors
define tab-width to be something like one half inch.  Tabs are
whatever you use them as; don't expect them to be portable.

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