[Openmcl-devel] Tabs vs spaces in sources.

Ron Garret ron at flownet.com
Tue Jan 5 13:54:14 PST 2016

On Jan 5, 2016, at 1:34 PM, R. Matthew Emerson <rme at clozure.com> wrote:

>> 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.

Spaces are better than tabs because that’s what the CCL IDE does when it auto-indents.


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