[PATCH] FCI work for cabinet.dll [cabinet-fci-patch-02b.diff]

Dimi Paun dimi at lattica.com
Sun Jun 12 12:45:02 CDT 2005

On Sun, 2005-06-12 at 10:03 -0500, Mitchell Mebane wrote:
> I've always wondered, why not tabs? Any decent text editor can display
> tabs however wide someone wants them to be. Wouldn't that solve the
> whole problem? Or is there some other problem with tabs that I'm
> missing?

In fact, if editors wouldn't have allowed such a thing, we would be in a
much saner state now. Why not tabs:
  -- the standard is 8
  -- many common editors do not support tab redefinition (e.g. notepad)
  -- tools assume 8 (cvsweb, viewcvs, etc)
  -- printers always print it as 8
  -- you don't want to setup your editor before actually doing work
  -- if people mix tabs and spaces (and they do) the output is not sane

Tab is 8 spaces.

Dimi Paun <dimi at lattica.com>
Lattica, Inc.

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