[arch-projects] [abs] [PATCH 2/2] Replace space-based indents in prototypes with tabs

Jason St. John jstjohn at purdue.edu
Sun Nov 18 18:45:00 EST 2012

On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 4:36 AM, Lukas Jirkovsky <l.jirkovsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 17 November 2012 01:14, Jason St. John <jstjohn at purdue.edu> wrote:
>> From: "Jason St. John" <jstjohn at purdue.edu>
>> The previous commit removed the Vim modelines which replaced tabs with
>> spaces. This commit replaces the space-based indents with tabs.
>> Tabs are generally more compatible with various user preferences
>> regarding indentation of code. Using space-based indents is not flexible
>> regarding user preferences at all.
> I don't like this idea. The current settings (2-space indentation) is
> the de facto standard coding convention. Changing the convention would
> create a lot of inconsistency among packages.
> Lukas

Yes, that's true, but the benefits of having some PKGBUILDs being much
more user-friendly outweighs any negative effects this wider
inconsistency would have. I don't see this type of inconsistency as a
major problem, and over time, it will gradually go down as more and
more new packages are uploaded based on the tab-based indents.

Also, the use of space-based indents is contrary to both the pacman
coding style[1] and the defaults shipped with Arch's Vim package[2].

[1] https://www.archlinux.org/pacman/HACKING.html#_coding_style
[2] https://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/tree/trunk/archlinux.vim?h=packages/vim


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