[Libvir] proposal: remove contradictory indentation directive

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Wed Apr 9 13:40:13 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 09, 2008 at 02:43:22PM +0200, Jim Meyering wrote:
> Please don't add the "tab-width: 4" specifier.
> Specifying a tab-width at all in a new file with "indent-tabs-mode: nil"
> is a contradiction.  The latter says there should be no TABs, yet
> the former says "when there are, give them width 4."  Coding style
> guidelines are universal in their recommendations to stick with 8-byte
> TAB stops, independent of whether you actually use TAB or spaces.

Agreed, good idea.


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