• Indentation in source code files

    From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Thu Aug 24 16:18:15 2017
    Re: Indentation in source code files
    By: Digital Man to on Thu Aug 24 2017 01:00 pm

    When creating or modifying source code files (e.g. *.c, *.h,
    *.js, *.py, *.pl, *.html), do you indent (and save the files)
    with tab (horizontal tab, ASCII 9) characters or spaces?

    1: Spaces
    2: Tabs

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  • From jagossel@VERT/KK4QBN to Digital Man on Thu Aug 24 21:42:57 2017
    Re: Indentation in source code files
    By: Digital Man to on Thu Aug 24 2017 13:00:04

    When creating or modifying source code files (e.g. *.c, *.h,
    *.js, *.py, *.pl, *.html), do you indent (and save the files)
    with tab (horizontal tab, ASCII 9) characters or spaces?

    1: Spaces
    2: Tabs

    Very hard to choose... Where I work, the ABSOLUTE coding standard is tabs, amd that is taken very seriously.

    However, my personal preference is 2 spaces.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to jagossel on Fri Aug 25 11:25:49 2017
    Re: Indentation in source code files
    By: jagossel to Digital Man on Thu Aug 24 2017 09:42 pm

    Very hard to choose... Where I work, the ABSOLUTE coding standard is tabs, amd that is taken very seriously.

    However, my personal preference is 2 spaces.

    My workplace doesn't have a policy on it, but I tend to use tabs. For my personal projects, I used to indent with spaces (I usually used 3 spaces), but I've started using tabs. It seems easier to be consistent when using tabs, and also with tabs, editors often give you the option on how much space it will use to represent a tab. For my Synchronet scripts/mods, I used to use Notepad2 (in Windows) to edit them, and eventually switched to Notepad++. Notepad++ made it more obvious that indentation was inconsistent in many places - Some code had a mixture of tabs and spaces, which was hard to tell with Notepad2 because they looked similar and the indentation looked good with Notepad2.

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  • From jagossel@VERT/DIGDIST to Nightfox on Fri Aug 25 14:09:27 2017
    Re: Indentation in source code files
    By: Nightfox to jagossel on Fri Aug 25 2017 11:25 am

    Very hard to choose... Where I work, the ABSOLUTE coding standard is ta
    bs,
    amd that is taken very seriously.

    However, my personal preference is 2 spaces.

    My workplace doesn't have a policy on it, but I tend to use tabs. For my personal projects, I used to indent with spaces (I usually used 3 spaces), b
    ut
    I've started using tabs. It seems easier to be consistent when using tabs,
    and
    also with tabs, editors often give you the option on how much space it will
    use
    to represent a tab. For my Synchronet scripts/mods, I used to use Notepad2
    (in
    Windows) to edit them, and eventually switched to Notepad++. Notepad++ made
    it
    more obvious that indentation was inconsistent in many places - Some code ha
    d a
    mixture of tabs and spaces, which was hard to tell with Notepad2 because the
    y
    looked similar and the indentation looked good with Notepad2.

    The tab width preferemce was the exact argument made why it's an absolute coding standard where I work, and it does work really well in that aspect,
    and the 2-spaces standard is left over feom when I was programming for fun in QBasic while I was in high school (probably just datdd myself by saying that :D); and I think it's a standard from Code Guide (I forget the exact name).

    You can view whitespace characters in any decent text editor and IDEs. In Notepad++, I forget where it is. WinMerge has that option as well.

    -jag
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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to jagossel on Sat Aug 26 08:20:00 2017
    jagossel wrote to Digital Man <=-

    Very hard to choose... Where I work, the ABSOLUTE coding standard is
    tabs, amd that is taken very seriously.

    Interesting.

    However, my personal preference is 2 spaces.

    I like 2 spaces for indents as well. Looks "right".


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  • From Ragnarok@VERT/DOCKSUD to Digital Man on Tue Sep 26 10:41:52 2017
    El 24/08/17 a las 17:00, Digital Man escribi≤:
    When creating or modifying source code files (e.g. *.c, *.h,
    *.js, *.py, *.pl, *.html), do you indent (and save the files)
    with tab (horizontal tab, ASCII 9) characters or spaces?

    1: Spaces
    2: Tabs

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Ragnarok on Tue Sep 26 11:23:22 2017
    Re: Re: Indentation in source code files
    By: Ragnarok to Digital Man on Tue Sep 26 2017 10:41 am

    El 24/08/17 a las 17:00, Digital Man escribi≤:
    When creating or modifying source code files (e.g. *.c, *.h,
    *.js, *.py, *.pl, *.html), do you indent (and save the files)
    with tab (horizontal tab, ASCII 9) characters or spaces?

    1: Spaces
    2: Tabs

    spaces forever

    You couldn't vote on the poll?

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