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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: whitespace cleanup and efficiency drive
Date Wed, 12 Nov 2003 07:45:07 GMT
Joerg Heinicke wrote:
> The result of this thread: let's care only about white spaces.
> It's my opinion too. But the editor should do this automatically, not by 
> running a task by hand.

Agreed. I am adding it to my requirements list, in the search for
a new editor.

> IDEA does it pretty good: Removes trailing 
> spaces when saving a file, replaces existing tabs with spaces on save, 
> when using the key TAB it adds spaces to the file. But unfortunately 
> IDEA is not for free.

Ah, others keep mentioning IDEA too.

> The editors I use at the moment are Eclipse and jEdit. Both can insert 
> spaces instead of TAB when using the key. But both do not handle the 
> other two things. And even worse for XML with Eclipse and SunBow: it 
> does not even handle the TAB => spaces issue.
> Even if this leads not to additional results my conclusion:
> Having the right tools we would not have such problems.

That is right. However we cannot expect everyone to have them.

So, from time-to-time perhaps one of us can do a
"whitespace cleanup" of our cvs.


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