[Israel.pm] Re: Variable Naming

Yuval Yaari yuval at windax.com
Wed Jun 9 11:18:02 PDT 2004


Mikhael Goikhman said:
> I think you didn't understand the issue. If "smart" editors do not
> always use a multiple of your tab size in the indentation (and they
> don't), then it does not matter whether you save using tabs or spaces.
> You always end up with files with either hardcoded indention (4 spaces)
> or hardcoded tab size (4 spaces). The only way to avoid this hardcoding
> is to disable auto-indentation completely and always use one real Tab
> (never spaces) for every indentation level.

If I set indent-level and tab-size to the same integer (8, in my case) I
only have real tabs (read: \t) in my files.
And that's how I like it.

  --Yuval





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