From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-03-15 12:08:16
At 11:16 PM 3/14/00 -0800, Andreas Scherer wrote:
>The rest of your questions is quite obscure to me. Do you use a
>processor" for editing source code? Apart from using "Comic Sans MS"
>MSVC, source files still are plain text, right? I can open any
>MSVC-created source file with Vim (on either Win32 or Unix/Linux)
>see it in "Lucida Console" (or whatever fixed font I select for
>As I remarked in an earlier posting, both MSVC and Vim are quite
>with text files from "the other end", although I sometimes use ":set
>ff=unix" (or ":set ff=dos") in Vim.
The issue with proportional fonts isn't whether or not the source
file is portable between systems, but rather is it still clearly
understandable to a human reader (who is likely to use a different
font, with tabs characters affecting spacing differently than on the
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