[TUHS] tabs vs spaces - entab, detab

emanuel stiebler emu at e-bbes.com
Fri Mar 5 04:48:08 AEST 2021

On 2021-03-04 11:59, Clem Cole wrote:
> Oh boy, you do want to pour muddy water on the table.   I generally
> believed in tabs set every 4 spaces.  That's Steven's used in all his
> UNIX books.  Have to ask Rob what and bwk used but I sort of think it
> was pretty similar.  A problem is a lot of people had tabs set at 8
> spaces.  

Does it help, if we differentiate with the type of text ?

Assembler : Tabs = 8 spaces
(c, c++, pascal, java, etc.) : tabs = 4 spaces


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