[Haskell] Re: Use of tab characters in indentation-sensitive code

Bayley, Alistair Alistair_Bayley at ldn.invesco.com
Mon Jan 26 09:12:37 EST 2004

{-# OPTIONS -tabsize 4 #-}

I think it's still a bit of a hack, but at least the author tells you what
their tabsize was when they wrote it, so you can recover their layout. You
could always pre-process the source yourself with sed, if the compiler
doesn't understand the option.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ronan Klyne [mailto:ronan at ninebynine.org]
> Sent: 26 January 2004 03:53
> To: The Haskell Mailing List
> Subject: [Haskell] Re: Use of tab characters in indentation-sensitive
> code
> I support the idea that somthing should be done. I would like 
> to suggest 
> that the compiler references an environment variable to 
> determine how many 
> spaces a tab represents. I realise that this would cause the 
> same code to 
> run on some systems and fail on others, but it would allow a 
> developer to 
> set up a comfortable working system without tab characters 
> ruining the 
> logic of a program.
> 	# r

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