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From: Eric Woodruff (Eric.Woodruff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-09 22:43:57

A bigger problem is typing Ctrl + S in a linux terminal... because it
happens to be scroll lock. It's very troubling to think that one's
connection was suddenly dropped.

----- Original Message -----
From: David Bergman
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.lib.boost.devel
Sent: Monday, 2002:September:09 22:39
Subject: RE: Re: Tabs creep back into source files

Another problem with Emacs is that it is a addictive. How many time have
you not typed M-V in Word?

I try to use other editors beside Emacs just to not get stuck in (setq
brain 'emacs-mode)...


-----Original Message-----
From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of David Abrahams
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 8:37 PM
To: boost
Subject: Re: [boost] Re: Tabs creep back into source files

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 dave_at_[hidden] *

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