Tabs versus Spaces in Source Code

Peter Decker pydecker at
Mon May 15 18:48:13 CEST 2006

On 5/15/06, Chris Klaiber <cklaiber at> 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.


# p.d.

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