[pacman-dev] [PATCH 1/2] Change Vim modeline in prototypes from "ts=2 sw=2 et" to "noet"

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 21:08:30 EST 2012

On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 5:11 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 17/11/12 09:06, Jason St. John wrote:
>> From: "Jason St. John" <jstjohn at purdue.edu>
>> It makes little sense to "force" users to replace tabs with spaces, with
>> a width of 2. These settings should be configured by the user in their
>> own ~/.vimrc.
>> Bluewind stated on IRC that removing "et" is a bad idea and that it
>> would be better to just turn that setting off with "noet". By "forcing"
>> the use of tabs, this supports better compatibility between various user
>> preferences because the width of tabs/indents is, and should be, an
>> editor setting.
> It makes even less sense to "force" users to have vim modelines at all.
>  My vote is to remove them completely from the prototypes.

I disagree on this; it is all too easy to start intermingling tabs and
spaces in these otherwise. The original patch idea seems fine to me.


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