[rfc-i] tabs [was: sourcecode indentation]
HANSEN, TONY L
tony at att.com
Tue Feb 16 10:34:05 PST 2016
On 2/16/16, 10:36 AM, "Paul Hoffman" <paul.hoffman at vpnc.org> wrote:
>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.
>+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.
The other example is
where the author may not be able to control whether tabs are used there or not.
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