[rfc-i] tabs [was: sourcecode indentation]
paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Tue Feb 16 07:36:58 PST 2016
On 16 Feb 2016, at 6:30, Tony Hansen wrote:
>> On Feb 16, 2016, at 1:14 AM, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr)
>> <jhildebr at cisco.com> wrote:
>> I think the current situation is pretty close to 2119's "SHOULD NOT".
>> You SHOULD NOT put a tab character in <sourcecode>, unless it is
>> absolutely required in the target language. To deal with this, we
>> could add a tabs="true" attribute to <sourcecode>, and give an error
>> if there's an unintended tab character.
> A light tweak would be tabs="8" if tabs are present and to be allowed,
> and error if tabs is not defined.
>> Alternately, we could just say that tab-encrusted Makefile's aren't
>> supported in an RFC, and always throw an error on tabs. Tabs can be
>> worked around in GNU make
>> .RECIPEPREFIX = >
>>> @echo Hello, world
+1 to "no tabs allowed at all", given that the only example given so far
is makefiles and we have now seen why they are not needed.
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