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Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Thu Nov 4 03:25:04 CET 2010

On 2010-11-04, Seebs <usenet-nospam at> wrote:
> On 2010-11-04, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
>> In message <slrnid0ked.t7k.usenet-nospam at>, Seebs wrote:
>>> It is extremely useful to me to have spaces converted to tabs
>>> for every other file I edit.
>> I???m thinking of going the other way. After many years of treating tabs as 
>> four-column steps, I might give up on them and use spaces everywhere.

I quit using tabs (except for Makefiles) about 30 years ago.

> I *absolutely must* use tabs for Makefiles.

And my editor (emacs) knows that.  It uses tabs in Makefiles and
spaces everywhere else.

> For code in most other languages, it's merely a factor of 8 improvement
> in storage.  :)

That's only true if your source code consists entirely of tabs.



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