[rfc-i] tabs [was: sourcecode indentation]

Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) jhildebr at cisco.com
Tue Feb 16 10:25:58 PST 2016

On 2/16/16, 12:08 AM, "Carsten Bormann" <cabo at tzi.org> wrote:

>Why would we want to, anyway?  We don't include other binary files
>literally, either, and don't use other perfectly fine ASCII characters
>such as BS or RS.  (HT is actually worse because there is an illusion
>that it might work.  In some cases.)

I think this is the winning argument.  Tabbed-Makefiles are binary files, as far as we're concerned.  If you MUST include them, base64-encode.

Joe Hildebrand

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