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Re: Spaces vs tabs: what is right for SW?

From: Ali SH <asaegyn+out@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:59:21 -0400
Message-ID: <CADr70E3n2zpCYV8bpaawpdzfjXOPxBo5S5h39RCdreS=XFV3Hw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dimitris Kontokostas <jimkont@gmail.com>
Cc: "Christoph, Pascal" <christoph@hbz-nrw.de>, Johannes Wilm <johannes@fiduswriter.org>, "Stephen D. Williams" <sdw@lig.net>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Dmitris,

Sarven was making commentary on asinine debates (see Java vs JS)
programmers can get into, referencing a joke from an American comedy called
Silicon Valley (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon_Valley_(TV_series)#Other_reactions -
see last paragraph of that section).

It's been fun (and unfortunately validating) seeing it taken as a
semi-serious question!

On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 5:50 AM, Dimitris Kontokostas <jimkont@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Sarven,
> I suppose you refer to the indentation of RDF/XML, right?
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 11:07 AM, Christoph, Pascal <christoph@hbz-nrw.de>
> wrote:
>
>> Johannes Wilm wrote on 10/29/17, 10:33 AM :
>>
>> > Programming artists using spaces earn more money than those using tabs
>> [1].
>>
>> ah - nice :)
>>
>> > So I guess by using tabs one proves that one is an idealist not caring
>> so
>> > much about material things. ;)
>>
>> ... thus making tabs the _natural_ choice for SW ;)
>>
>> oo
>>
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > [1]
>> > https://developers.slashdot.org/story/17/06/15/1431253/devel
>> opers-who-use-spaces-make-more-money-than-those-who-use-tabs
>> >
>> > On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 5:35 AM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw@lig.net>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Tabs are pretty much forbidden in source code of any kind, except
>> >> Makefiles.  Because Microsoft went a different way than the Unix
>> world, and
>> >> now we all play together on the same projects, code, etc., tabs aren't
>> >> allowed in any sane environment anymore.  All or nearly all coding
>> >> standards dictate spaces only, which programming editors can be
>> configured
>> >> for.
>> >>
>> >> sdw
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On 10/28/17 10:33 AM, Nathan Rixham wrote:
>> >>
>> >> I like 2 spaces, but tabs are considerably less bytes down the wire.
>> >>
>> >> On 28 Oct 2017 18:23, "Sarven Capadisli" <info@csarven.ca> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> Discuss.
>> >>>
>> >>> -Sarven
>> >>> http://csarven.ca/#i
>> >>
>> >>
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>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
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>
>
> --
> Kontokostas Dimitris
>



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