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A solution to tabs-vs.-spaces

by Joel Spolsky
Monday, July 03, 2006

Nick Gravgaard: “Rather than saying that a tab character (a "hard tab") will move the cursor until the cursor's position is a multiple of N characters, we should say that a tab character is a delimiter between table cells...”


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