[TUHS] tabs vs spaces - entab, detab
cym224 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 05:23:18 AEST 2021
On 04/03/2021 13:31, arnold at skeeve.com wrote (in part):
> Traditionalists (or at least, I, speaking for myself) use tabs in
> their C, C++, and shell code and *must* use tabs in their Makefiles.
Yes in Makefiles, otherwise I prefer 4 spaces per stop.
> The Python world is different; there the use of spaces and a tab stop
> of 4 characters is common.
I recall two colleagues working on the same Python-based project. One
used a 3-column tab; the other used 8-column spaces. Few fireworks as
the other simply filtered.
> I don't remember the details of entab and detab programs on Unix
> (other than the expand command)
This begs a question from me. My Solaris boxes have expand/unexpand but
no entab/detab. What is the history there?
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