Outlaw tabs

Jon Fairbairn jon.fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat Jan 24 05:50:57 EST 2009

Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> writes:

> barsoap:
>> I guess everyone knows why.
> Use -Wwarn-tabs

Warnings are the wrong answer to this problem.  In fact,
they're rarely the right answer to any problem. Tabs in
sourcecode can have bad effects, and Haskell is a language
that attempts to reject bad effects as far as possible. Nor
can I see any argument in favour of allowing tabs (if HT is
allowed, why not VT?).

Jón Fairbairn                                 Jon.Fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk

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