Function editing with Vim throws IndentError

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Sun Jul 27 01:45:39 CEST 2008


In message <g6c4o0$aeq$1 at aioe.org>, Thomas Troeger wrote:

> Finally, I'd like to throw in this one from the Linux kernel sources,
> from `Documentation/CodingStyle:
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Chapter 1: Indentation
> 
> Tabs are 8 characters, and thus indentations are also 8 characters.
> There are heretic movements that try to make indentations 4 (or even 2!)
> characters deep, and that is akin to trying to define the value of PI to
> be 3.
> 
> [...]
> 
> Now, some people will claim that having 8-character indentations makes
> the code move too far to the right, and makes it hard to read on a
> 80-character terminal screen.  The answer to that is that if you need
> more than 3 levels of indentation, you're screwed anyway, and should fix
> your program.

Which is, of course, a load of nonsense.



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