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Re: Indentation with spaces

From: goncholden
Subject: Re: Indentation with spaces
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2022 13:37:57 +0000

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On Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at 9:51 PM, Skip Montanaro 
<> wrote:

> > > As for TAB not inserting a literal TAB character,
> > > indentation is controlled by the major mode. I believe that
> > > for ELisp, the default indentation is just two spaces.
> > > (Don't quote me on that though.)
> >
> > Why is `indent-tabs-mode' t by default? Tabs should not
> > be used.
> We say that today. I've been using some version of Emacs since the
> early 1980s. Before the appearance of indentation-sensitive languages
> like Python, inserting a literal TAB when the TAB key was pressed made
> sense.
> I suspect it's a case of "old habits die hard."

Quite right and unfortunate Skip.

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