[Israel.pm] Final word on tabs and spaces

Mikhael Goikhman migo at homemail.com
Tue Jun 15 07:27:39 PDT 2004


On 15 Jun 2004 17:00:11 +0300, Jason Elbaum wrote:
> 
> Gaal Yahas wrote:
> 
> >Heh. You do realize, of course, that only *one* is neccessary? If you
> >enumerate all possible programs, you can use unary to represent any program
> >at all.
> 
> In theory, yes, but I'd be surprised if it was possible to encode and 
> decode that enumeration in a brief Perl module. In addition, the code 
> size bloat would be unacceptable even compared with Acme::Bleach.

Actually, noone said you can't use new lines. So, yes, "\t" and "\n"
is all Acme::Bleach needs. No evil spaces for indentation. :-)

> >So the question remains: spaces or tabs? I have to say I'm going for 
> >spaces, but only for legacy reasons.
> 
> Also, they're easier on the eyes.

I think the idea of non-integer array size has higher potential.

Regards,
Mikhael.

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