From: Carl Daniel (cpdaniel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-09 12:34:44
"Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> * Developer A of library has tabs set for 4.
> * Developer B commits trivial fix. Developer B's editor had tabs set at 2,
> but converted tabs on the changed line only to spaces.
> It resulted in messed up source files.
The other thing it does is introduce spurious differences between revisions
of the source text. The source control system will duitifully track & store
all these spurious tabs -> spaces -> tabs changes, wasting space, and making
diff's harder to read since they're filled with irrelevant gunk. (Yes, I
know, most every source control system worth it's salt lets you compare
revisions while ignoring whitespace - but if everyone uses spaces, you don't
even need to know that option exists).
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