On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 10:55:00AM +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
On 08/21/2009 10:46 AM, Jussi Lehtola wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-08-21 at 10:41 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> On 08/21/2009 09:21 AM, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
>>> 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
>> widths, e.g.
>> * 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".
> These projects have standardized their tab widths. Why shouldn't Fedora?
Why should it? Because some editors are unable to grok tabs in usable
ways and because some newbies are unable to cope with it?
So, if it is proven that there is no sane standardization for tab
widths and users/editors are unable to cope with the various tab
widths, Fedora shouldn't mandate a tab width etc. then that's more of
an argment to make away with tabs for good.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net