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Sun Feb 14 18:44:42 EST 2010
On Feb 14, 2010, at 6:00 PM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org>
> On 14/02/10 22:05, Jorden Mauro wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 4:46 PM, Stephen Blackheath [to
>> <mutilating.cauliflowers.stephen at blacksapphire.com>
>>> Cave persons such as yourself can use tabs as long as your tab
>>> size is 8
>>> characters. This is "hard-coded" into the Haskell 98 specification.
>> My editor, being made of sticks, some rocks, and the jawbone of an
>> ass, just puts in a tab character. The graphical representation of a
>> tab character expands from the insertion point to the nearest
>> of 8 characters, but that has no bearing on the file contents.
> Sure it does, the bearing is that there's a tab character there. ;-)
If I put one.
>> Also, there are situations when a tab-boundary is not enough. What
>> is the
>> correct course of action here?
> Other people have already suggested it: change editor.
Not happening. Sam is sublime.
> Please let us know if there is *any* good reason for anyone to be
> using such a
> limited editor in the 21st century.
Structural regexes. Size. Remote editing. Simplicity of code, UI, etc.
Lack of bugs. Orthogonality. Performance. (Sam handles dozens of
megabyte-sized files, even on a remote machine, without batting an
eye, even during regex commands)
>> Currently, I usually try to change the line to spaces, or if I'm
>> I'll put spaces after tabs, which I don't feel good about. My editor
>> knows enough to indent the next line the same amount.
> From this it sounds like you aren't using such a stone age editor
> after all.
I assure you, I am. It has exactly only 33 commands. Give it a spin, I
doubt you'll like it. It's not ed, but does have a GUI -- a verrry
> Are you sure you can't get it to also convert tabs to spaces?
Not without reprogramming it. Of course, I could convert files by
hand, but I could just as easily use spaces. I just thought tabs were
I was a contientious objector in the Tabs or Spaces War. Is just using
spaces the Haskell Caveman Solution?
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