[cc-devel] More review of liblicense changes since 0.4

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at creativecommons.org
Wed Jan 9 18:20:47 EST 2008


On Thu, 10 Jan 2008, Peter Miller wrote:

>
> On Wed, 2008-01-09 at 12:33 -0800, Asheesh Laroia wrote:
>> pmiller has committed an .indent.pro file to the source tree that switches
>> us to GNU style indenting, which is fine.  Curiously, he sets --tab-size0
>> rather than giving tabs a width > 0.  Why?
>
> Because different people tell their editor to have different tab widths,
> and then fill their code with tabs.  (Some editors fail to distinguish
> indent steps from tab widths.)  This means for them, the code is
> correctly formatted, but for everyone else who has different tabs, the
> indenting is wrong, and ugly wrong at that.  The only way around it is
> to not use tabs at all, thus --tab-size0

[snip]

Thanks for the excellent clarification - we'll stick with --tab-size0.

-- Asheesh.

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