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

Raoul Duke <>
Wed Feb 5 22:32:39 CET 2014


> The answer is always "submit code the way the project owner wants you to"
> and no amount of debating is going to change that, ever.
>
> It's not even just tabs vs spaces, plenty other minor things are the
> author's choice, including number of columns, newline characters, source
> code encoding, but also major things like mandatory documentation or tests
> and backward compatibility.
>
> There is no one true way of doing things, for this or for anything else.
> It's just a matter of choice.

this is an amusing way to use the term "choice". choice would be
better if both "sides", the author and the reader, could have things
the way they want, rather than any one being a dictator.

and it is technically possible, if not politically. probably all
computer programming languages (at least, that i care about :-) have
an ast form.

hell, one could look toward xslt or something for ideas (talk about evil! ;-).



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