On 08/21/2009 09:21 AM, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
>>>>> "RC" == Ralf
RC> Tabs only add marginal unreadablity to specs.
Just to be clear, the proposal wasn't to eliminate tabs from specs,
although that was proposed later in the thread. The proposal was to
standardize a reasonable tab width.
Define reasonable tab with.
I guess you mean 8, but, whether you like it or not, there is no
"standardized tab width".
Conversely, there are huge user groups, who "standardized" to other tab
* Some BSDs systematically use a tab width of 4 everywhere.
* Some vi users typically user a tab width of 3 (I am not using vi, so
no idea where this originates from).
* Many users apply a tab width of 2.
* There are editors, which seem to guess on "best tab expansions".
To all these user groups, fixing rpm's tab width to 8 would seem "greasy
kid-stuff" (sorry if this appears rude to you, but it's how I feel about
people who are complaining about tab widths).