tabs vs spaces
When indenting source-code:
Tabs-only suck because it is usually not possible to align adjacent lines correctly. For example:
foo = bar(baz, quux);
Combining tabs with some number of trailing spaces (the Emacs default, IIRC) fixes the problem with tabs-only, but breaks again if someone uses a tab-width different than yours (an often-quoted feature of tab indenting). When this happens, source code looks very badly b0rked
So. There can be only spaces.
Here endeth the sermon.
Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 22:50.
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