[squeak-dev] tab width

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Mon May 9 23:30:48 UTC 2016

> On 09-05-2016, at 3:26 PM, Eliot Miranda <eliot.miranda at gmail.com> wrote:
>     how do people think about the minimum tab with being a pixel?  I think this is wrong and should be a space. 

Depends on what you see a tab as meaning I guess. 

If, for example, a tab is a character of indeterminate width used to space the following character to a certain y position according to a table, a rule or signs from the stars, then inevitably (ooh, an accidental pun!) there will be case where it gets rendered as a 1 pixel wide lump. I suppose under certain rules it could strictly be 0 pixels?

With fixed width chars it seems ‘natural’ that a tab should be at least a space wide but a proportional spaced font? Dunno. Maybe the real problem is our habit of using tabs to align code?

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
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