Re: coding style

From: Chris Friesen
Date: Fri Jun 15 2007 - 13:54:48 EST

Cyrill Gorcunov wrote:

Thanks to all of you for answering. Actually I was concerning about function
arguments' alignment (on separated lines) not about indentation. So as I see
it's a question of bent ;) And a simple rule exist - use tabs for indents
and spaces for alignment (when amount of spaces are < 8).

That rule doesn't actually work though, an is imposed by tools limitations.

Consider two people, one with tabs as 8 characters and one with tabs as 4 characters. If person A aligns using a tab plus a space (giving 9 characters), then the alignmnet will be all screwed up for person B (who will see 5 characters of alignment).

The only rule that works (setting aside bad tools) is:

"use tabs for indents and spaces for alignment"

If that means you need to use two dozen spaces, then so be it.

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