Re: Tabs v.s. spaces (was Re: Programming first steps.)
On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 08:07:35PM +0000, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 02:19:02PM -0500, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> > For personal pet projects, I use 2 spaces per nesting level. Some people
> > think that's Pure Evil(tm),
> Most noteably perhaps, Linus Torvalds, although...
> >although I fully agree with you about wasting
> > screen real estate in 80 columns (yes, I am one of those freaks who insist
> > that all code must not have lines longer than 79 characters).
> ...he agrees with you on that point!
> Torvalds' position is that code that cannot be expressed using
> 8-spaces-per-indent and wrap at 79 characters needs to be rewritten.
That would mean 95% of non-trivial XSLT stylesheets would need to be
(Sorry, I'm just bitter after having to deal with non-trivial
text-processing in XSLT. Don't try this at home without life insurance.)
Curiosity kills the cat. Moral: don't be the cat.