[tz] tabs vs spaces

Guy Harris guy at alum.mit.edu
Thu May 2 04:31:21 UTC 2013

On May 1, 2013, at 9:09 PM, Tobias Conradi <mail.2012 at tobiasconradi.com> wrote:

> What is the benefit of having more than one tab or one space as one separator?

It lets people use whatever text editor they want, regardless of what it does with horizontal white space.

It lets the columns line up naturally for human reading.

It lets existing files (which have more than one tab in a row, at least for leading spaces) be read without having to reformat them.

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