[TUHS] tabs vs spaces - entab, detab

Will Senn will.senn at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 07:27:27 AEST 2021

On 3/4/21 3:24 PM, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> FWIW, FreeBSD's style(9) man page
> (https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=style&apropos=0&sektion=9&manpath=FreeBSD+12.2-RELEASE+and+Ports&arch=default&format=html)
> includes:
>     Indentation is an 8 character tab.  Second level indents are four
>     spaces.
> I've always used 8 character tabs (though in my own code I don't stick
> to style(9)).  As others have commented, it's the Unix standard, and
> the confusion between tabs and spaces is bad enough without changing
> the relationship.
> Greg
Wow, mixed tabs and spaces? On purpose? That's nuts :).

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