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Re^5: No Hard Tabs in Code

by ikegami (Pope)
on Jul 05, 2010 at 20:10 UTC ( #848119=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: No Hard Tabs in Code
in thread No Hard Tabs in Code

Wait, you're saying you're using tabs mid line? ow! Your code will look like garbage if the viewer uses different tab stops. I don't mind doing some extra work to avoid that.

It's also a big time waster and distraction to have to pause after each press of Del or cursor to see how far the cursor has moved. I can delete 10 spaces faster than I can delete 10 columns that may contain tabs.

Personally, I often come from the left and use Ctrl-Del (delete to character or EOL) since it's usually more natural to come from the left in the situations in which such an operation is done.

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Re^6: No Hard Tabs in Code
by Xiong (Hermit) on Jul 05, 2010 at 20:59 UTC

    I'm saying that was my former practice. I've reformed; I hope I've made that clear.

    - the lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne -

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