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

Bengt Kleberg <>
Thu Feb 6 08:19:14 CET 2014


These are opinions, not facts.

The editors I use have a way to change the size of a tabstop. The word
processors I use have a way to change the size of each tabstop level. If
8 was the correct number these possibilities would not be present.


On Wed, 2014-02-05 at 22:58 +0100, Anthony Ramine wrote:
> Hello Vlad,
> My strategy with regard to indentation is to just expand all tabs on all the lines I edit or add to the code. And I just absolutely don’t care about it not being consistent with the mixed tabs and spaces around it.
> With a correct tabstop (8 and only 8), it doesn’t matter anyway.
> Regards,

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