[Openmcl-devel] Tabs vs spaces in sources.

R. Matthew Emerson rme at clozure.com
Tue Jan 5 13:34:54 PST 2016

> On Jan 5, 2016, at 5:57 AM, Dmitry Igrishin <dfigrish at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've noticed that Tabs with width 8 used in the sources of CCL. Is it
> necessarily to follow this rule?

> (I ask because my Emacs replaces
> tabs with spaces automatically upon saving while using the tabs
> instead of spaces is a rare case nowadays.)

In new code, it doesn't matter.  If your editor automatically replaces all tabs everywhere in the file with spaces, thereby creating lots of meaningless, whitespace-only diffs that show up in svn annotate output and in other places, then I would not like that.

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