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From: David Bergman (davidb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-09 21:51:22


As David Abrahams (was it?) pointed out: Emacs is not for a one-night
affair, it is a life-long commitment...


-----Original Message-----
From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Damien Fisher
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 9:21 PM
To: boost_at_[hidden]
Subject: Re: [boost] Re: Tabs creep back into source files

On Mon, Sep 09, 2002 at 08:36:44PM -0400, David Abrahams wrote:
> 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

> ;-)

This page is useful:

It has a nice overview of the whole issue, and isn't *too* biased. But,
more importantly, it has instructions on how to do various tab-y,
space-y things in both emacs and the One True Editor (vim).

This is useful for people (like me) whose abhorrence of emacs is greater
than their abhorrence of tabs :).


PS: My relationship with emacs was a sordid, one night affair. Soon
after I ran into vim and never looked back :).
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