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From Stephane Bailliez <>
Subject RE: [PATCH] first pass at an improvement on JUnit properties disp lay
Date Mon, 27 Aug 2001 08:58:42 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ingmar Stein []

> Slightly offtopic, but what is the advantage of spaces over tabs?
> With tabs, you can specifiy the amout of indentation yourself 
> (some prefer
> 8 characters, some only 1) thus you don't have to adapt to 
> the original author's indentation style.
> Also, tabs make the files smaller as they're only a single 
> character instead of
> 1-8. Okay, this is a minor point, but I think tabs are much 
> more useful than
> spaces
> for indentation.

I agree with you.

It does not matter especially for Java files that are compiled once but is a
different thing for xsl or xml, the file can easily be twice the size.

The argument for space instead of tabs is because of cvs diff/commit that
makes it somewhat unreadable.


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