The D Style and tab sizes

Walter Bright newshound at
Sun Sep 10 17:03:39 PDT 2006

Stewart Gordon wrote:
> Walter Bright wrote:
> <snip>
>>> AFAIC, people who use tabs but indent by half a tab at a time are 
>>> painting themselves into a corner.  We should aim to write code 
>>> that'll be readable in any editor, whatever its tab size setting.
>> There's no way to do that and have hard tabs. The only way to achieve 
>> that is by using spaces only. Using spaces only is one way to conform 
>> to the D style guide.
> I'm not quite with you.  True, using spaces only is one way.  But if a 
> given coder uses only '\t' to indent (as I do), what is there to lose?

What if you want to write:

	foo();	// comment
		// more comment

and have the comments line up?

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