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From: David Bergman (davidb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-09 21:34:23

The exact same wording would apply to the tab policy:

 "- but if everyone uses tabs, you don't even need to know that option

-----Original Message-----
From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Carl Daniel
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 1:35 PM
To: boost_at_[hidden]
Subject: [boost] Re: Tabs creep back into source files

"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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