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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Formatting of River Source Tree
Date Thu, 02 Dec 2010 14:48:22 GMT
Well, that depends on the policy that individual developers are
entitled to pick their own view of the code. Many open source projects
use spaces exactly to ensure that everyone sees exactly the same
thing.

On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 9:40 AM, Gregg Wonderly <gregg@wonderly.org> wrote:
> As I've said here before and elsewhere, I really feel that tabs only is the
> most beneficial indentation to use.  The reason is that it allows people who
> use odd tab intervals to still see things and use their tab key while
> editing without having to change their IDE settings while editing.
>
> Sun has an old formatting document that discusses using spaces only, and
> netbeans does this by default.  The biggest issue for me, of course, is that
> I use 4 character tab expansion and tabs only in all of my development.
>
> In an open source world, all tabs is really the only thing that provides the
> most flexibility it seems to me.
>
> Gregg Wonderly
>

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