[Monetdb-developers] Re: [Monetdb-checkins] MonetDB/src/modules/plain pcre.mx,1.14,1.15

Sjoerd Mullender sjoerd at acm.org
Wed Aug 10 18:51:24 CEST 2005

Fabian wrote:
> Sjoerd Mullender wrote:
>> Update of /cvsroot/monetdb/MonetDB/src/modules/plain
>> In directory sc8-pr-cvs1.sourceforge.net:/tmp/cvs-serv22873
>> Modified Files:
>>     pcre.mx Log Message:
>> Do not put anything above the license text (except possibly a
>> "hash-bang" line (#!/...)).  The script that updates the license text
>> does not like this.
>> Furthermore, the standard in the MonetDB code is to use 8-space tabs.
>> If you want to view things differently, that's fine, but make at least
>> sure that it still looks correctly with 8-space tabs.
> Since when?  I have been told 4 width *tabs* (not spaces) is the
> standard in the MonetDB project.  You seem to suggest here that I should
> use spaces instead...

I am not saying anything of the kind.  Please use tabs (but not in
Python source!).  You are totally allowed to look at them as if they are
4 spaces wide.  Just make sure that it *also looks correct* when they
are viewed as 8 spaces wide.

And don't put vim:... stuff at the top of files (I know, the one I
removed wan't put there by you).

> Off-topic:
> is there anyone who actually uses 8 width tabs within vi?

If I were to use vi, that's what I would use.

Sjoerd Mullender
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