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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-07-06 13:40:39

At 11:56 AM 7/6/2001, gustavobt_at_[hidden] wrote:

>What is the rationale for the number of indenting spaces? I find four
>too much. That way we get to the 80th column too faster, especially
>in headers where we always put the full namespaces. Isn't just 2
>indenting spaces better?

I've used two space intents for years, but have been edging toward the
conclusion that two isn't quite enough. Very subjective, of course.

I've recently been working code from someone else, who used four. Even
after getting very used to it, that still seems a bit too much.

So I thought I might try three, to see if that is a happy medium. That was
before this guidelines discussion started; I now wish I'd already tried

Does anyone have a reason for so many people using either two or four space
indents, but seemingly few using three spaces?


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