Who are the "spacists"?

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards at gmail.com
Sun Mar 19 10:27:42 EDT 2017

On 2017-03-18, Nathan Ernst <nathan.ernst at gmail.com> wrote:

> As I said earlier, where tabs are superior in that most code focused
> editors (at least those worth using) allow you to adjust the width of the
> tab.

What about all other other text tools that _aren't_ 'code focused
editors'?  (e.g. grep, less, cat, awk, sed, a2ps, asciidoc, etc.)

> I'm not aware of a single editor that allows you to adjust the
> indentation of multiple spaces, let alone in the face of sources with mixed
> space indentations in the same codebase.

So the only thing that ever touches your code is that one editor?


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