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Re: [bug #14615] Coding rules

From: Stephane Despret
Subject: Re: [bug #14615] Coding rules
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 10:17:00 +0200
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Eric Blake wrote:
Beyond that, it is silent
whether a program must use spaces or tab characters, as long as it is
consistent.  findutils is consistent in that \t is always treated as 8
columns, in part inspired by the GNU emacs c-code-mode, as well as GNU
indent, which both clean up whitespace (on save, 8 consecutive leading spaces
are turned into a tab) in this manner to reduce the size of files. If your
editor cannot properly be configured to treat tab characters as eight
columns, then I would argue it is a bug in your editor, and not in

No it's not a bug in editor, all the editors that I know can be configured to have of the tabulations of the size which one wants. With a mixture of spaces and tabulations, the code display is depend on the adjustment of the user .. it's not a good idea.

Stephane Despret

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