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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: tabs in .java files
Date Thu, 25 Mar 2004 20:02:35 GMT
i'm +1 on killing tabs.

On Mar 25, 2004, at 2:46 PM, Otis Gospodnetic wrote:

> Tabs are evil.
> Does anyone mind me doing s/\t/  /g on *.java?
> I'd love to clean up, but am wondering if that will affect our ability
> to apply patches sitting in Bugzilla.
> Does anyone have any experience with this?
> A quick glance at the man page for patch seems to indicate that this
> should not be a problem:
> -l  or  --ignore-whitespace
> Match  patterns  loosely, in case tabs or spaces have been munged in
> your files.  Any sequence of one or more blanks in  the  patch  file
> matches  any  sequence in the original file, and sequences of blanks
> at the ends of lines are  ignored.   Normal  characters  must  still
> match  exactly.  Each line of the context must still match a line in
> the original file.
> I'll commit my local s/\t/  /g changes, unless somebody speaks up by
> tomorrow morning, CET.
> Thanks,
> Otis
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