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From "Ingmar Stein" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] first pass at an improvement on JUnit properties display
Date Tue, 04 Sep 2001 08:43:28 GMT
> Slightly offtopic, but what is the advantage of spaces over tabs?
> With tabs, you can specifiy the amout of indentation yourself (some prefer
> 8 characters, some only 1) thus you don't have to adapt to the original
> author's
> indentation style.
> Also, tabs make the files smaller as they're only a single character
> of
> 1-8. Okay, this is a minor point, but I think tabs are much more useful
> spaces
> for indentation.

So if we agree on that... could we make DOMElementWriter use tabs instead
of two spaces? Those XML files generated by DOMElementWriter are not
used with CVS so we can save space there.


Ingmar Stein

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