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

Mike Oxford <>
Wed Feb 5 20:08:47 CET 2014


Convert it all to tabs; there's no sane reason for mixing them.

For emacs users:  %% -*- erlang-indent-level: 4; indent-tabs-mode: nil -*-
For vi users:  modify $HOME/.vimrc to set the width you want

/thread

And toilet-paper is to be placed on the spool with the loose end out over
the top and near the user so it does not lay flat against the wall.



On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 11:04 AM, Raoul Duke <> wrote:

> > I guess Emacs does not allow indentation to be anything other than
> horrible.
> > Every time I've brought it up there is whining about some precious little
> > elisp file that can't handle the change.
> > I've gotten harassed on the number of '%' comment characters I'm
> supposed to
> > use for different context .. otherwise Emacs just explodes .. or
> something.
> > Ok, so perhaps I'm being a bit dramatic here =)
>
> personally i found this funny and poignant and great. i am an emacs
> user, but i am not am emacs bigot. i'm a usability bigot. so i love it
> when things like this come up and people point out what is stupid
> wrong about the emacs-emperor-with-no-clothes.
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