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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-09 19:36:44

From: "Paul Mensonides" <pmenso57_at_[hidden]>

> I don't think this is really an issue, but there are some of us out there
> abhor spaces for indentation just as much as others abhor tabs. This
> argument is trivial.

Actually I think that's very telling. There's been no abhorrence of tabs
expressed, AFAIK. The rationales given for using spaces in boost source are
purely practical. The only abhorrence has been expressed here by tab
advocates against spaces.

Let's not make this into a religious issue. Spaces is what we do at boost,
and it seems to be working pretty well for the people who look at our
source. It's unfortunate that it causes inconvenience for some people when
writing source.

My advice to you, Paul, if the abhorrence gets too strong, is to learn
emacs -- you can get it do that tab/spaces round-trip conversion every time
you open or save a file, or even just make groups of spaces "act like
tabs". Of course, a relationship with emacs is a lifelong
project ;-)


           David Abrahams * Boost Consulting
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