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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 15:56:42 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m3ejb2bdxx.fsf@maximus.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <47C0BEE7.4040409@student.ltu.se> (Richard Knutsson's message of "Sun\, 24 Feb 2008 01\:48\:39 +0100")

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.

> 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.

> that is
> possible + easier to write code-checkers [2].

I doubt it.

> Or are we really that concerned about the disk-space? ;)

Unpacked sources will be much bigger with not tabs, sure.
-- 
Krzysztof Halasa

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-24 14:56 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 [this message]
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
2008-02-25 21:56       ` Richard Knutsson

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