Re: OT - trivial programming language
Incoming from Steve Lamb:
> Faheem Mitha wrote:
> > Bob Proulx makes good points elsewhere in this thread. Whether you
> > like the indentation as syntax feature is really a matter of
> > taste. Personally, I am ambivalent about it. On the one hand it makes
> So have EMACS treat the tab key as the equivolent number of spaces and
> write the file out using spaces instead of tabs. I'd tell you how but I'm a
> vim user and that is how vim handles it.
<CTRL>-x h # mark entire buffer
<ESC>-x untabify # convert tabs to equivalent no. of spaces
And you can stuff (setq-default indent-tabs-mode nil) into your
startup file so the TAB key inserts the equivalent number of spaces
instead of TAB characters.
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.