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

Benoit Chesneau <>
Thu Feb 6 17:29:16 CET 2014


On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 5:24 PM, Andrzej Śliwa <> wrote:
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> I know that discussions sometimes are really hard but we should respect other opinions even if we not agree with them.
> Everybody have full right to keeps own opinion and also should respect others points of view. The good arguments in dicussions are something which I love to hear.
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> I really enjoy approach of “let it fail” also in real life… with respect to giving somebody chance to change his mind later.
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> I think there is no space in discussions for “hate” feelings… we could unlike opinions, not agree with them, but I think “hate" is really to strong statement.


hate: a very strong feeling of dislike

This exactly what I wanted to express.

- benoit


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> On 6 Feb 2014 at 17:13:20, Benoit Chesneau () wrote:
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> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 5:02 PM, Garrett Smith <> wrote:
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>> This has been a very productive thread. If I may try to summarize, for
>> posterity:
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>> - Mixed tabs and spaces present challenges for programmer using
>> different editors and contributing to projects with varied or poorly
>> defined white space standards
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>> - There are a number of possible solutions to this problem, many of
>> which have been mentioned here
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>> - 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
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>> I feel a certain liberation knowing this.
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>> These are my opinions, which are facts.
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> I learnt today that I hate any opinions which are facts. This is a fact.
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> - benoit
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