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How many spaces a tab is worth David Allouche (01 Dec 2003 12:44 UTC)
How many spaces a tab is worth
Re: How many spaces a tab is worth bear (02 Dec 2003 04:16 UTC)
Re: How many spaces a tab is worth redhog@xxxxxx (04 Dec 2003 20:33 UTC)
Re: How many spaces a tab is worth Bradd W. Szonye (04 Dec 2003 22:04 UTC)
Re: How many spaces a tab is worth Taylor Campbell (04 Dec 2003 22:43 UTC)
Re: How many spaces a tab is worth redhog@xxxxxx (05 Dec 2003 00:06 UTC)
Re: How many spaces a tab is worth bear (05 Dec 2003 00:27 UTC)

How many spaces a tab is worth David Allouche 01 Dec 2003 12:44 UTC

The draft reads:

    For this proposal, a TAB should be counted as exactly four spaces.

That is wrong. TAB is worth 8 spaces if anything. Anyway, mixing tabs
and spaces for indentation is a neverending source of confusion. There
should be features to have this cause warnings or errors. See PEP-8 for
how the Python people handle that issue:

   http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0008.html

HTML4 also has a warning about the tab-indentation issue:

http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/struct/text.html#edef-PRE

Anyway, the current proposal is is worst possible in regard to that
specific issue.

About the rest of the SRFI, I have too much a hard time understanding
the production rules to make any constructive comment, but the examples
look right to me.

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