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SubjectRe: Coding Style: indenting with tabs vs. spaces
On Nov. 10, 2007, 14:27 +0200, Xavier Bestel <> wrote:
> Le samedi 10 novembre 2007 à 13:04 +0100, DervishD a écrit :
>> Hi Benny :)
>> * Benny Halevy <> dixit:
>>> I would like to hear peoples opinion about the indentation convention
>>> described below that I personally found the most practical with
>>> several different editors.
>> While I respect you opinion about tabs, I find tab indentation the most
>> evil thing ever invented. Even if done right (that is, not indenting
>> using a mixture of spaces and tabs), the only advantage is that you save
>> a few bytes.
> Who cares ?
> The only advantage is that people can make tabs as big (or as small) as
> they wish. Tabs become "logical indentation". So one's indentation isn't
> forced on anotherone's editor.

Right. That's exactly the point.
I find it harder to read someone else's code if (s)he uses 2 space indentation.
With tabs, when done right, I can expand to my personal preference.

> Xav
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