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

Benoit Chesneau <>
Thu Feb 6 17:12:37 CET 2014


On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 5:02 PM, Garrett Smith <> wrote:

> This has been a very productive thread. If I may try to summarize, for
> posterity:
>
> - Mixed tabs and spaces present challenges for programmer using
> different editors and contributing to projects with varied or poorly
> defined white space standards
>
> - There are a number of possible solutions to this problem, many of
> which have been mentioned here
>
> - The cost of discussing this problem is so much higher than cost of
> actually dealing with it - even in cases where a programmer has to
> manually copy and past formatted lines to preserve a source file's
> dark, twisted and immortal formatting - it's *still much easier* than
> talking about how to fix the underlying problem
>
> I feel a certain liberation knowing this.
>
> These are my opinions, which are facts.
>
>
I learnt today that I hate any opinions which are facts. This is a fact.

- benoit
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