TABS in the CPython C source code
john at castleamber.com
Sat Feb 6 22:44:56 CET 2010
"Alf P. Steinbach" <alfps at start.no> writes:
> Just trying to delve into the CPython source code.
> Pleasant surprise: while e.g. the gcc compiler is written in K&R C
> (1975 style C), CPython seems to be written in almost modern C (1989
> and on).
> But, hey, TABS used for indenting, combined haphazardly and randomly
> with SPACES used for indenting, in the same source files...
> The size-8 tabs look really bad in an editor configured with tab size
> 4, as is common in Windows.
Then you are either used a broken editor or a misconfigured editor. I've
used TextPad for ages, and it can be configured to hard tab 8 (might
even be the default ).
 With Perl coding I configured it to indent 4 spaces, hard tab 4
spaces and convert hard tabs to 4 spaces while saving, so no surprises.
John Bokma j3b
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