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I'm not sure allowing each developer to set their own indentation level works very well in teams doing pair programming. FWIW, Michael G Schwern holds the same view as Damian:

Here's all I have to say about tabs. I expect the source to look the same no matter whose editor, pager, printer or utility I run it through. Literal tabs violate this. The end.
I also notice that the Parrot coding standard mandates that "Indentation must consist only of spaces".

Though I agree with Conway and Schwern on this, the main reason I chose spaces over TABs is that is we currently do that (mostly), and I don't want to change over a million lines of legacy code. :-)


In reply to Re^4: On Coding Standards and Code Reviews by eyepopslikeamosquito
in thread On Coding Standards and Code Reviews by eyepopslikeamosquito

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