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From "Rollo, Dan" <DRo...@ETS.ORG>
Subject RE: thoughts on River project organization...
Date Mon, 05 Feb 2007 16:48:33 GMT
Just to avoid easy consensus...

I prefer no tabs in source code, as it leads to really variable
indentations depending on one's editor. Having to customize your editor
settings according to the tab size of a given project just to get
If/else brackets to line up is not fun. At least with "no tabs", the
indent formatting is always consistent when opened in any editor.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Ramsdale [mailto:jeff.ramsdale@gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 12:17 AM
To: river-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: thoughts on River project organization...

Back when we used typewriters we were told to put two spaces between the
period at the end of one sentence and the first character of the next.
This was in order to add visual separation for readability. With the
advent of desktop computers most people continued to put two spaces even
though this actually removed the software's ability to fully and
accurately manage the distance between that period and the following

Most of us use modern IDEs these days. Regardless of historical
precedent concerning spaces the use of tabs provides greater flexibility
within our tools. It's faster to navigate and allows every user to
display their preferred amount of indentation.

Similarly, 80 column line length is just goofy given screen real-estate
these days. I prefer 120. It's time to update the "standards." That
said, I'll go with the group consensus. :-)


On 2/1/07, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
> Tabs?
> In source?
> geir

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