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Re: Tabs vs Spaces lets give this a go

by friedo (Prior)
on Oct 08, 2006 at 06:09 UTC ( #576943=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Tabs vs Spaces lets give this a go

The OP is so blatantly incorrect that it defies description. Tabs are useless, and if I had my way, the tab button would be pried loose from every keyboard in the world and hurled into the firey depths of a giant volcano.

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Re^2: Tabs vs Spaces lets give this a go
by GrandFather (Sage) on Oct 08, 2006 at 06:16 UTC

    Actually the tab key I use all the time - generally it translates to "indent this line the appropriate amount". The tab character should be bannished as you suggest, except perhaps as a separator in csv files.

    DWIM is Perl's answer to Gödel
      Agree. I need the tab key to type two or more spaces (depending on things I edit, perl gets 4, ordinary text gets 2, html gets 1) by one stroke. Well, at least in vim. It also allows me, at the same time, to enter insert mode from normal mode. Yes, I could remap, but I use the key for nothing else. Oh, I'm used to cycle those windows with Alt-Tab. It's really nice to have this in X.

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