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From: Eric Woodruff (Eric.Woodruff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-10 01:06:05

Unfettered power comes from user selectable (intentional) flexibility, not open flexibility.
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: David B. Held
  Newsgroups: gmane.comp.lib.boost.devel
  Sent: Tuesday, 2002:September:10 1:56
  Subject: Re: Tabs creep back into source files

  "Eric Woodruff" <Eric.Woodruff_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> "There are an awful lot of unquestioned absolutes in your world. Must
> be nice."
> We are usually working in the context of a framework.
> 1 + 1 = 2.
> int x = 0;
> boost::shared_ptr<int> q = new int (x); // q is always defined after x
> A change comes when you become a framework designer...

  Umm...huh? The context of my statement was this:

> > Note: A good editor would force the indentation automatically in a
> > block, and never let it be violated.

  I find the idea that an editor would always know the best indentation,
  or that the inviolate indentation imposed by an editor is always best
  to be of dubious value. Like the C++ language itself, power comes
  in flexibility.


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