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Re: Tabs vs Spaces lets give this a go

by pdcawley (Hermit)
on Oct 10, 2006 at 10:03 UTC ( #577355=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Tabs vs Spaces lets give this a go

In the case of an unwanted pregnancy, there's a three way choice: abort; keep the baby; give it up for adoption.

All the choices are wrong, which makes choosing the least wrong one in your particular circumstances very hard indeed.

Choosing your code indentation style is unlikely to have such a devastating effect on the lives of at least two people, but there's a strong case for saying that all the available choices are wrong as well.

The best choice to make is the one your teammates (or your team leads) make. If you have the tools to let you code in your favoured style and then convert back to house style, good for you. If you don't, you live with house style.

So, I have a preference certainly (spaces throughout), but it's not The Right Answer. Nothing is.

Arguing that your way is the One True Way is already laughably futile. Arguing that it's the One True Way because it adds valuable extra metadata, when that 'metadata' can be worked out by any code editor worth its salt (or delegated to perltidy) would appear to plumb the very depths of futility. Well done.

Someone give that man a bathyscaphe.


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