Re: C++ Programming Style

James Kanze <>
Sun, 3 Apr 2011 10:34:19 -0700 (PDT)
On Apr 3, 3:46 pm, Leigh Johnston <> wrote:

On 03/04/2011 15:37, James Kanze wrote:

On Apr 3, 2:57 pm, Leigh Johnston<> wrote:

On 03/04/2011 14:34, James Kanze wrote:

I used to prefer 3. I've given up on that; as you say, four now
seems universal.

Specifying an indentation width is retarded: just use tabs and
configure your source editor to display them at any width you
see fit.

And make it impossible to view the code correctly with most of
the tools a professional programmer regularly uses.

One word: bullshit. Tabs FTW. The only problem with tabs is if your
project includes source code written by others who are not following the
same convention in which case I would, if allowable, tabify such code.

Or if any of the developers in the project want to use some tool
that understands tabs differently. Like diff or grep. Or any
of the merge tools I've seen, or just about any tool. About the
only time using tab's is a viable option is if you never view
the source code outside of your one prefered editor, which has
tabs configured to the way you want. Which means in practice,
in real projects, never.

James Kanze

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