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From: Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@××××××××××.org
Subject: [gentoo-dev] The official answer on tabs and spaces
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 11:26:31
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Tabs and spaces by Aron Griffis
1 On Fri, Oct 19, 2001 at 11:55:12AM -0500, Aron Griffis wrote:
2 > Hello,
3 >
4 > There is apparently a difference of opinion among Gentoo developers
5 > concerning the use of tabs and spaces. I realize this is a topic as
6 > dear to the hearts of developers as Gnome vs. KDE, and Vim vs. Emacs.
7 > So I approach it with some trepidation. Nevertheless, I've been
8 > frustrated by the current practice, so I'm going to propose my opinion
9 > and hope that this thread won't persist long on gentoo-dev.
11 The correct, official way is to use a single tab per indent. Tabs should not
12 be converted to spaces, and multiple spaces should not be used in place of
13 tabs. This way, people can use any tabstop they like and everything still
14 is correctly indented.
16 *All developers now need to adhere by these guidelines; many haven't in the
17 past*
19 Best Regards,
21 --
22 Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>
23 Chief Architect/President
24 Gentoo Technologies, Inc.


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] The official answer on tabs and spaces Aron Griffis <agriffis@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] The official answer on tabs and spaces Karl Trygve Kalleberg <karltk@×××××××.no>
Re: [gentoo-dev] The official answer on tabs and spaces Djamil ESSAISSI <djamil@××××××××××××.com>