Eclipse is very nice, but :(...

Stuart Jansen sjansen at
Mon Jun 19 16:05:09 MDT 2006

On Mon, 2006-06-19 at 15:58 -0600, Roberto Mello wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 19, 2006 at 02:55:46PM -0600, Stuart Jansen wrote:
> > 
> > Sadly, some people have not yet realized that there is no editor but Vim
> > and Bram is it's maintainer. Looking at the screen, without moving the
> > cursor, can you tell the difference between spaces and tabs? No. If
> > anyone is so foolish as to change the width of a tab, you will get
> > mixtures of tabs and spaces that don't align the same in everyone's
> If anyone is so foolish as to mix spaces and tabs, then yes. Otherwise,
> you'll get the flexibility of changing the indentation on your own editor
> without have to change the code.
> Optimizing for the lowest common denominator is not really optimal, and it
> may fit your situation better, but not everybody's.

Foolish? You can glance at the screen and sense whether tabs or spaces
were used? They only settings where I can see tabs being workable is a
corporate environment with an enforce coding style or when using
automatted formatting tools like the indent command.

Stuart Jansen              e-mail/jabber: sjansen at
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"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at 
the results." -- Winston Churchill
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