[erlang-questions] Controversial subject of the day: tabs and spaces for indentation

Andrew Thompson <>
Wed Feb 5 19:27:27 CET 2014

On Wed, Feb 05, 2014 at 07:14:30PM +0100, Vlad Dumitrescu wrote:
> Hi all,
> It's been almost a full day since the last controversial issue was
> discussed here and I feel it's time for a new one (well, it's actually
> old).
> The default indentation used by the erlang-mode uses a mix of tabs and
> spaces. Whatever side one is in the "tabs vs spaces" war, mixing them
> is the common enemy!

As a vim user, I find the emacs indent mode for erlang incredibly
annoying to 'fake' by hand. I'd love to see the tabs die as mixing tabs
and spaces makes erlang files a horrible mess when your tabstop is not


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