Subject: Re: 8-space indents considered harmful
To: Matthew Orgass <email@example.com>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/25/2000 11:08:30
On Mon, Jan 24, 2000 at 05:51:46PM -0500, Matthew Orgass wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Jan 100, Darren Reed wrote:
> > What about 6 spaces for indents ? Why this power of two thing ? :)
> Powers of two just have a calming effect on the mind. Long live POT!
Uhm... 8 is nice because it is the default tab value, so it is easy to
No other power of two has this property, so I don't see why 4 should be
preferred over 6 or 5, _if_ you want to change it.
I, personally, would prefer to keep the 8/4 rule. Although I sometimes
run myself into level 3 indent with long expressions/function calls that
can't be avoided, so I wouldn't oppose a decision to use maybe 6. Definitely
not 4 or two.
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