Tabs/spaces coding style question
jeremyhu at freedesktop.org
Wed Nov 19 11:04:30 PST 2008
FTR, the replacement of 8 spaces with a tab in indentation is one of
my biggest pet-peeves in poor coding etiquette. Either use a tab
consistently to denote one level of indentation and have people setup
their editor to "display" tabs differently, or force spaces and /bop
people over the head when they have a tab in leading whitespace.
This "mix" that some of the code currently employs just makes my
editor wonkey because it treats the tabs as 4-spaces because of my 4-
space-indentation setting (yes, I could probably change my editor
settings, but I don't want to, and I shouldn't have to)...
On Nov 19, 2008, at 10:46, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-11-19 at 09:57 -0800, Dan Nicholson wrote:
>> Sorry for the bikeshed question, but I'm confused by what style I
>> should be using when patching the server. It seems that the consensus
>> is 4-space indentation, and that's fine. But I keep seeing that when
>> the opening indentation is at least 8, real tabs are used to fill as
>> much as possible. Is that the intention? If not, should I keep that
>> style when patching into code that does? I don't care what style is
> Really, this is the sort of thing we should just enforce in a commit
> hook. At which point it doesn't matter what your editor does.
> - ajax
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