patch applied (ghc): Columns now start at 1, as lines already
simonpj at microsoft.com
Mon Nov 30 03:43:33 EST 2009
| Also, someone's just pointed me at this link:
| Line numbers should start from 1 at the beginning of the file, and
| column numbers should start from 1 at the beginning of the line.
| (Both of these conventions are chosen for compatibility.) Calculate
| column numbers assuming that space and all ASCII printing characters
| have equal width, and assuming tab stops every 8 columns.
If we adopt this (as I think you already have), let's document it in the user manual, and point to this guidance.
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