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From: Krzysztof Halasa <khc@pm.waw.pl>
To: Richard Knutsson <ricknu-0@student.ltu.se>
Cc: Linux kernel mailing list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Tabs, spaces, indent and 80 character lines
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 18:36:30 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m3ablqb6jl.fsf@maximus.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <47C19001.7010609@student.ltu.se> (Richard Knutsson's message of "Sun\, 24 Feb 2008 16\:40\:49 +0100")

Richard Knutsson <ricknu-0@student.ltu.se> writes:

>> 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?

Syntactic indentation vs alignment (including comments after
non-blank, values for struct initialization etc, split lines too).

> Hopefully there won't be that many, so there
> is just to delete the tabs it added and replace it with spaces.

Actually tabs "should" be used for indentation at start of the
line, then spaces. "Ideally" :-)

I.e., something like
<TAB>	if (cond && (cond2 ||
<TAB>	_____________cond3))
<TAB>	<TAB>	do_something();

Underline = space.

Perhaps some day...

> Exactly! But then we can remove the "we use 8 wide tabs in the kernel"
> in CodeStyle.

I'm not sure it's practically possible now.

>> Unpacked sources will be much bigger with not tabs, sure.
>>   
> Without no tabs at all, you mean?

With spaces in place of all tabs.

All tabs converted to spaces = 20% more?
"Alignment" tabs converted to spaces? How cares how much more would it
take if it's the correct thing. Except that it's not very practical at
this point.
-- 
Krzysztof Halasa

  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-02-24 17:36 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
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 [this message]
2008-02-25 21:56       ` Richard Knutsson

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