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SubjectRe: tab person Reply to this message
Posted byfinaldave
Posted on06/21/04 07:33 PM



> I used to be a space person, but find tabs easier to edit; no need to press
> backspace or space 4 times.
That's incorrect, that happens with spaces as well. Tabs do not have an advantage in that case.


The advantages of tabs are:
1) Saves a small amount of disk space (oh please!)
2) Viewer can select tab width himself and see your code at tab=2, tab=3 etc

(However I don't view that second one as a big advantage, because if you've lined up something nicely it'll get broken.)


The advantage of spaces are that it looks the same in any editor (e.g. Nano, DOS edit, MSVC)

Beyond that it all religous




>
>
> same questions can be asked about this:
>
> a {
> bla
> }
>
> b
> {
> bla
> }
>
> i'd be a.

Java style - I hate it, but a lot of other people hate it as well. Why it's the Java standard is beyond me :P

>
>
> or this:
>
> a: if(x+y==z) ...
> b: if (x + y == z) ...
>
> i'd be a too.
>


You learn something old everyday...


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Subject  Posted byPosted On
*OT - Tab People and Space People  finaldave06/16/04 12:51 PM
.*Size 8 tabs, sucka. *stomp* n/t  Fortyseven02/23/06 09:04 PM
.*Tab person here  LordEvilElmo07/08/04 04:49 AM
..*Re: Tab person here  finaldave07/08/04 08:59 AM
.*Re: OT - Tab People and Space People  erikduijs07/07/04 09:28 PM
.*i'm spaceman spiff [nt] a space oddity  Joffeman07/04/04 10:43 PM
.*Re: OT - Tab People and Space People  R. Belmont06/27/04 02:05 PM
..*Re: OT - Tab People and Space People  finaldave06/29/04 06:52 AM
.*both  newsdee06/24/04 10:14 PM
.*Re: OT - Tab People and Space People  smf06/23/04 11:51 AM
..*never ever?  Terry Bogard06/24/04 09:19 AM
...*Re: never ever?  finaldave06/24/04 12:48 PM
....*Re: never ever?  Terry Bogard06/25/04 06:01 AM
.....*Re: never ever?  smf06/25/04 07:44 PM
..*Re: OT - Tab People and Space People  finaldave06/24/04 06:01 AM
.*tab person  Jonemaan06/21/04 08:31 AM
..*Re: tab person  erikduijs07/19/04 06:56 PM
...Re: tab person  finaldave06/21/04 07:33 PM
...*I prefer tabs  Dracula-X06/23/04 04:08 PM
....*Darn - While we are on the topic  finaldave06/24/04 06:09 AM
.....*Re: Darn - While we are on the topic  MrJeff06/25/04 06:59 AM
.....*Re: Darn - While we are on the topic  Dracula-X06/24/04 06:36 PM
......*Re: Darn - While we are on the topic  smf06/25/04 07:47 PM
.......*Re: Darn - While we are on the topic  Videoman06/27/04 03:13 AM
........*Re: Darn - While we are on the topic  R. Belmont06/27/04 02:06 PM
.........*Re: Darn - While we are on the topic  smf06/28/04 10:11 AM
..........*Re: Darn - While we are on the topic  R. Belmont06/28/04 07:13 PM
...........*Re: Darn - While we are on the topic  smf06/30/04 03:23 AM
............*Re: Darn - While we are on the topic  erikduijs07/19/04 06:34 PM
............*Re: Darn - While we are on the topic  Videoman07/01/04 05:05 AM
.............*Re: Darn - While we are on the topic  smf07/01/04 08:05 AM
..............*Re: Darn - While we are on the topic  erikduijs07/19/04 06:21 PM
..............*Re: Darn - While we are on the topic  finaldave07/01/04 09:40 AM
...............*Re: Darn - While we are on the topic  R. Belmont07/02/04 10:52 AM
................*Re: Darn - While we are on the topic  erikduijs07/19/04 05:56 PM
................*Re: Darn - While we are on the topic  smf07/06/04 03:11 AM
.*Tabs  Tourniquet06/19/04 07:25 PM
.*4 spaces - NT - hating tabs  Pete B.06/19/04 05:12 PM
.*Re: OT - Tab People and Space People  Barry Rodewald06/19/04 08:07 AM
.*2 spaces! Anyone else? -nt-  finaldave06/19/04 05:11 AM
..*Re: 2 spaces! Anyone else? -nt-  Riff07/01/04 12:50 PM
..*Ewww -- 4 spaces or tabstops every 4 characters, please [nt]  Jan_Klaassen06/19/04 02:52 PM
...*so which was that?  finaldave06/20/04 05:18 PM
....*Re: so which was that?  Jan_Klaassen06/20/04 08:24 PM
.*space  Terry Bogard06/16/04 01:26 PM
..*Re: space  Bart T.06/17/04 00:20 AM