Tabs versus Spaces in Source Code
pydecker at gmail.com
Mon May 15 18:48:13 CEST 2006
On 5/15/06, Chris Klaiber <cklaiber at gmail.com> wrote:
> The problem comes when the author prefers a smaller tab width than what my
> editor is set to. Sure, I could change it for that file, but what if I'm
> reading a whole directory? Sure, I could change the default setting in my
> editor, but what if I'm browsing multiple projects in the same day? Sure, I
> could find a way to set the tab width based on the directory I'm currently
> in, but by now I'm annoyed and simply replacing tabs with spaces is a far
> simpler solution that requires zero configuration on my part.
Funny, I was going to say that the problem is when the author prefers
a font with a differntly-sized space. Some of us got rid of editing in
fixed-width fonts when we left Fortran.
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