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    SubjectRe: Tabs, spaces, indent and 80 character lines
    Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
    > 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.
    >
    You mean for split lines? Hopefully there won't be that many, so there
    is just to delete the tabs it added and replace it with spaces.
    >
    >> 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.
    >
    Exactly! But then we can remove the "we use 8 wide tabs in the kernel"
    in CodeStyle.
    >
    >> that is
    >> possible + easier to write code-checkers [2].
    >>
    >
    > I doubt it.
    >
    Easier to write code-checkers? OK, maybe not. Just that I got hit by
    this problem at a time when I wrote a simple checker (don't remember its
    purpose).
    >
    >> Or are we really that concerned about the disk-space? ;)
    >>
    >
    > Unpacked sources will be much bigger with not tabs, sure.
    >
    Without no tabs at all, you mean? Don't want to think about that
    scenario, but with this suggestion, I would estimate maybe 0,5 - 1% bigger.

    Thanks for your input



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