Wither Self

Peter-Henry Mander erlang@REDACTED
Thu Sep 11 10:47:38 CEST 2003

Hi Gurus,

Ahem! I sense Yet Another Religious Nitpick or YARN(TM) over tabs vs. 
space and indentation columns.

Please stop, it won't lead anywhere useful!

"Erlindent" would keep the peace only if it were capable of reformatting 
code in any way the operator desires, *without* emacs, including 
switching spaces for tabs and vice versa. It would allow each of us to 
write in any style we prefer, and convert other people's style into our 
own prefered style. I would like to preserve everyone's freedom to write 
as they please.

The next debate may be over good comment writing practice... anyone got 
a comment stripper for Erlang? (-:


Bengt Kleberg wrote:
> WILLIAMS Dominic wrote:
> ...deleted
>> I am in favour of being given the possibility (as with ccmode) to 
>> customize
>> the indentation.
> would it not be nice to have ''indent'' for erlang?
>> (basically I disapprove of aligning with something in the previous 
>> line, I
>> prefer a fixed 3 or 4 spaces indentation.)
> actually it is even better with a fixed tab indention. set TABSTOP to 
> 2,3,4... spaces and anyone can have their prefered number of spaces.
> bengt

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