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Re: [Emacs-diffs] trunk r117000: Untabify cl-macs.el

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] trunk r117000: Untabify cl-macs.el
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:38:06 +0300

> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:13:29 -0700
> From: Daniel Colascione <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden
> > Why untabify at all?  Using tabs and spaces is the default GNU coding
> > style, so why should we stray from that?
> In Lisp code, using tabs makes no sense: code is frequently lined up
> precisely, so you get a mixture of tabs and spaces anyway, making it
> impossible to use a different tab-width. Why would you want to use tabs
> at all?

Tabs make the file smaller.  But more importantly, as I already said,
this is the Emacs default, always has been.

> > (It's an uphill battle you'll lose anyway, because many people, yours
> > truly included, have indent-tabs-mode set non-nil,
> Don't do that then.

We cannot control what everyone out there does.

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