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Re: Tabs for indentation, spaces for alignment?


From: Markus Triska
Subject: Re: Tabs for indentation, spaces for alignment?
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2006 11:10:56 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Anders Kaseorg <address@hidden> writes:

> which, of course, might not be so "optimal" to someone with a different
> tab width:

UNIX convention for TAB format effector is to move to columns that are
multiples of 8. People breaking that are on their own.

> You may prefer spaces or tabs for indentation, and that's fine, but you
> have to agree that using tabs for alignment in this way is broken.

It's not. How the TAB character is interpreted has nothing at all to
do with your preferred indent increment.

Best wishes! -- Markus Triska


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