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Re: Coding standards (was treelang patch)
Ian Molton <email@example.com> wrote:
>firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert Dewar) wrote:
>> The idea of being able to change the indent by changing the tab
>> setting is a cute one, but not workable in practice.
>why isnt it workable?
If anyone edits code with 4-column tabs so that comments to the right of
the code line up, then the formatting will break when viewed with 8-column
tabs. Other kinds of layout styles (e.g. indenting the declarator after
the declaration specifiers, right-aligning backslashes in multi-line
macro definitions) can also break when you do this. It can only work well
with a very carefully specified layout style.
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