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From: Paul Mensonides (pmenso57_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-09 20:01:03

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]>

> 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.

No, I abhor using spaces for indentation because it causes me practical
problems. It doesn't bother me too much to just globally replace them with
spaces though. That is why I say it is a non-issue.

> 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 ;-)
> -Dave

As you know, emacs is the last thing I have time for right now. :)

Paul Mensonides

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