Subject: Re: 8-space indents considered harmful
To: None <>
From: Ted Lemon <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/23/2000 21:41:38
> "2)" looks good.  Use tabs.  Use a terminal which can set tabs anywhere you
> want.  Set tabs appropriately in the terminal.  What's the problem?

The problem is that if you *write* code this way, it won't be usable
by people who *do* use 8-character tab stops.   And if you have some
places where you have tabs and some where you have spaces, it'll line
up funny when someone else looks at it.   Using non-standard tab stops
when writing code is bad juju.