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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: thoughts on River tabs organization...
Date Thu, 01 Feb 2007 14:03:18 GMT

On Feb 1, 2007, at 1:52 AM, Craig L Russell wrote:

> I've been through these wars a number of times and it seems that  
> tabs just get in the way of productivity. If you want everything to  
> look good and indent 4 spaces, then the usual tab 8 doesn't work,  
> even though that's the standard tab. And then you end up with a  
> mixture of tabs and spaces in each file, so everyone changes to 4  
> space tabs but then people with no tab settings in their editor see  
> that there is no spacing at all and put in 4 tabs thinking that  
> this will fix things and then no one is happy.
> I think 4 space indentation and no tabs seems to be a universal  
> solvent. At least very few people object strongly to it.
> Craig
> On Jan 31, 2007, at 8:13 PM, Bill Venners wrote:
>> Hi Gregg,
>> You realize of course this means war. I'm all for a style  
>> standard, so long as it is 4 *spaces* for each level of indentation.
>> Actually, I usually have no problem adapting to whatever the style  
>> is of the project I'm working on, but at home, at Artima, we use  
>> four spaces to indent Java.
>> Bill
>> On Jan 31, 2007, at 7:43 PM, Gregg Wonderly wrote:
>>> Jim Hurley wrote:
>>>> If ya'll think this (organization) is a good idea -- I'd
>>>> like to agree on the initial list, where to put it, and
>>>> how best to attack it. Let me know what you think.
>>> One issue that I'd like to bring up, but which may create a lot  
>>> of disagreement is the whitespace usage in the JTSK sources.  I'd  
>>> like, at some point, for all lines of code to have leading tabs  
>>> only.  Everyone seems to like different whitespace/columns for  
>>> indentation and tabs only seems to provide the most flexability.   
>>> It means that diffs have to be generated with -b, or in some way  
>>> which removes whitespace from consideration for any updates  
>>> people submit between the old code and their current code.
>>> Am I just retentive about this issue, or does anyone else have  
>>> some problems poping the source up in an editor/ide with  
>>> something besides 8 char tabs?
>>> Gregg Wonderly
> Craig Russell
> Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
> 408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
> P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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