Mathieu Bouchard <matju / CAM.ORG> writes:

> > Anyway, I think (hope) my original mail was indented properly. Uh, I see.
> > You're referring to usage of tabs instead of two spaces. Well, that's true,
> > a blunder. So there's no recommendation to treat '\t' as '  '?
> 
> \t counts as a number of spaces varying from 1 to 8, whatever necessary to
> move to the next column number multiple of 8 (starting column is 0)
> 
> This is the standard most everywhere, and when not, just replace 8 by 4 or
> 2. In any case, "\t" is not always (and usually not) equivalent to "  ".

I think Conrad was referring to something else. For some reason, when
he quoted the code fragment, it was all left-justified. Perhaps his
mail reader does not handle tabs?


Dave