[Haskell] Gallopping Tab characters
rossberg at ps.uni-sb.de
Mon Jan 26 17:03:23 EST 2004
George Russell wrote:
> > The most flexible but safe solution is to simply define the indentation
> > as the sequence of indentation characters used. Two consecutive lines
> > are indented consistently whenever one indentation is a prefix of the
> > other. Hence you may freely mix different indentation characters, but
> > you must be consistent across lines. Any decent editor should be
> able to
> > ensure that.
> Well no they won't, because some editors might replace blocks of 8 spaces
> at the start of a line with TABs (or something like that), meaning that
> 8 and 7 spaces would go to "\t" and " ", which your algorithm would
If the editor does the replacement consistently everywhere (like I would
expect) then it would not change the meaning of a "well-indented" program.
Andreas Rossberg, rossberg at ps.uni-sb.de
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