[pdp7-unix] use of tabs

Angelo Papenhoff aap at papnet.eu
Thu Oct 24 07:18:33 AEST 2019


On 23/10/19, Phil Budne via pdp7-unix wrote:
> > So the machine used to
> > print the source code seems not to be well behaved.
> 
> Or indentation was simply irregular.
> 
> This project is as much archeology as it is science.
> 
> I find it helpful to approach everything with curiousity knowing that
> answers, even when the authors are still living may no longer be
> available. For example, Ken couldn't remember how ls could list the
> current directory, but the newly arrived ls listing seems to depend on
> ".."!
> 
> My personal preference is to replicate the files visually, and I've
> used spaces to achieve this, including entering unindented code
> without any identation.

My theory is that the 2-spaced lines actually have two spaces (and were
perhaps written by somebody else) and that tabs are still the default
indentation.
If tabs won't make it upstream i will just fork the repo once things are
done otherwise to keep me sane :)

aap


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