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Re: [yast-devel] Tabs and spaces
  • From: Josef Reidinger <jreidinger@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 09:04:10 +0200
  • Message-id: <201005050904.10542.jreidinger@xxxxxxx>
Martin Vidner write:

this file is misaligned:

It is because the Tab *character* ("\t") aligns at 8 columns
(Emacs: tab-width, vim: tabstop), which is used by the terminal if
you "cat".

Do not confuse that value with the indentation offset (Emacs:
c-basic-offset, vim: shiftwidth), invoked by the Tab *key*, which is
apparently 2 in that file, but the author mistakenly modified the
tab-width to 2 too. Please check your editor settings.

For details, see

Note that where are various modes of strictness that can be applied
in a project about indentation, spaces, and tabs. I prefer the
relaxed side, tab-width=8 being the hard limit.

When you fix the indentation, please do it in a separate commit so
that it does not hide more substantial changes.

It is my file and it is caused as I sometime use kate instead of vim and
doesn't set it properly. I prefer using spaces instead tab, so my newly
commited file has spaces.


Josef Reidinger
YaST team
maintainer of perl-Bootloader, YaST2-Repair, parts of webyast
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