Tabs versus Spaces in Source Code

Roedy Green my_email_is_posted_on_my_website at munged.invalid
Sat May 20 03:44:10 CEST 2006

On Mon, 15 May 2006 02:44:54 GMT, Eli Gottlieb <eligottlieb at>
wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :

>Actually, spaces are better for indenting code. 

Agreed.  All it takes is one programmer to use a different tab
expansion convention to screw up a project.  Spaces are unambiguous.

Ideally though you should run code through a beautifier before checkin
to avoid false deltas with people manually formatting code slightly
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