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From: Richard Knutsson <ricknu-0@student.ltu.se>
To: Krzysztof Halasa <khc@pm.waw.pl>
Cc: Linux kernel mailing list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Tabs, spaces, indent and 80 character lines
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 16:40:49 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <47C19001.7010609@student.ltu.se> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <m3ejb2bdxx.fsf@maximus.localdomain>

Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
> Richard Knutsson <ricknu-0@student.ltu.se> writes:
>
>   
>> Why hinder a developer who prefer
>> 2, 4, 6 or any other != 8 width?
>>     
>
> I guess we could use tabs only at the line start, for indentation
> only. Rather hard to implement, most text editors can't do that yet.
>   
You mean for split lines? Hopefully there won't be that many, so there 
is just to delete the tabs it added and replace it with spaces.
>   
>> By only using tabs as indents, and
>> changing the CodeStyle to be something like "maximum 80
>> characters-wide lines, with a tab-setting of 8 spaces",
>>     
>
> This changes nothing.
>   
Exactly! But then we can remove the "we use 8 wide tabs in the kernel" 
in CodeStyle.
>   
>> that is
>> possible + easier to write code-checkers [2].
>>     
>
> I doubt it.
>   
Easier to write code-checkers? OK, maybe not. Just that I got hit by 
this problem at a time when I wrote a simple checker (don't remember its 
purpose).
>   
>> Or are we really that concerned about the disk-space? ;)
>>     
>
> Unpacked sources will be much bigger with not tabs, sure.
>   
Without no tabs at all, you mean? Don't want to think about that 
scenario, but with this suggestion, I would estimate maybe 0,5 - 1% bigger.

Thanks for your input


  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-02-24 15:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-24  0:48 Richard Knutsson
2008-02-24 14:56 ` Krzysztof Halasa
2008-02-24 15:01   ` Miles Bader
2008-02-25 22:13     ` Richard Knutsson
2008-02-26  2:00       ` Jan Engelhardt
2008-02-26 15:50         ` Krzysztof Halasa
2008-02-26 22:03         ` Richard Knutsson
2008-02-24 15:40   ` Richard Knutsson [this message]
2008-02-24 16:15     ` Benny Halevy
2008-02-25 21:40       ` Richard Knutsson
2008-02-26  0:47         ` Benny Halevy
2008-02-24 17:36     ` Krzysztof Halasa
2008-02-25 21:56       ` Richard Knutsson

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