Tabs versus Spaces in Source Code

Sybren Stuvel sybrenUSE at
Wed May 17 14:21:30 CEST 2006

achates enlightened us with:
> True! but normally if I'm editing someone else's code then I'm only
> making small changes and so can't be bothered to temporarily cripple my
> editor. If I'm merging my code with someone else's space-indented code
> then piping through sed 's/TAB/SPACES' does the trick.

I just type 'retab' in my editor, and everything is fine. I use VIM,
which is great for tab/space management.

The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself? 
                                             Frank Zappa

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