Tabs are *MISUNDERSTOOD*, *EVIL* AND *STUPID*, end of discussion. (Re: Tabs versus Spaces in Source Code)
pod at internode.on.net
Fri May 19 08:29:29 CEST 2006
On Thu, 18 May 2006 08:30:03 +0000, Duncan Booth wrote:
> PoD wrote:
>> How many levels of indentation does 12 spaces indicate?
>> It could be 1,2,3,4,6 or 12. If you say it's 3 then you are
>> _implying_ that each level is represented by 4 spaces.
> By reading the code I can see how many levels of indentation it
>> How many levels of indentation is 3 tabs? 3 levels in any code that
>> you will find in the wild.
> No. That is precisely the problem: there is code in the wild which
> contains mixed space and tab indentation, and any time that happens 3
> tabs could mean any number of indentations.
I think it is universally accepted that mixed tabs and spaces is indeed
I should have said any code using tabs exclusively.
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