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SubjectRe: Tabs, spaces, indent and 80 character lines
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Richard Knutsson <ricknu-0@student.ltu.se> writes:

> Why hinder a developer who prefer
> 2, 4, 6 or any other != 8 width?

I guess we could use tabs only at the line start, for indentation
only. Rather hard to implement, most text editors can't do that yet.

> By only using tabs as indents, and
> changing the CodeStyle to be something like "maximum 80
> characters-wide lines, with a tab-setting of 8 spaces",

This changes nothing.

> that is
> possible + easier to write code-checkers [2].

I doubt it.

> Or are we really that concerned about the disk-space? ;)

Unpacked sources will be much bigger with not tabs, sure.
--
Krzysztof Halasa


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