Ha. I didn’t intend to reignite a flamewar. I was asking about the history. I got that and more :). But, i’m still curious about entab/detab abd expand, etc. Were they oor some of them created to help with this or what?


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On Mar 4, 2021, at 7:55 PM, alan@alanlee.org wrote:

Of course the sequel to this thread will be to camelCase or not to camel_case.  Or maybe whether to prefix functions and variable with a type abbreviation like siCounter for a signed integer counter as if 99% of people in 2021 are not using an editor that allows quick inspection of variables and functions.  Maybe we can get to the third act of how to align braces and parens!

brb, getting some peanuts, popcorn, and a comfortable seat!


P.S. In all seriousness, keep it civil! :)

On 2021-03-04 11:52, Will Senn wrote:

OK. So, I've been trying to decide (for the last time, I swear) whether to use tabs or spaces in my code... I did a quick pulse-check on the state of argument and it appears to be alive and well in 2021. My question for y'all is, was there a preference in the very early days or not? I saw an article talking about the 20 year feud, but that's not my recollection. In 1994, nobody agreed on this, but I'm sure it predates my entree into the field. I'm thinking the history of entab and detab are somehow related, but I've been wrong on these sorts of thoughts before. What say you?