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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Tab users like to tout that it allows you to use whatever indentation level you like when in reality you just wind up with mixed up tabs and spaces.

    I’ve been programming with tabs for indentation and spaces for alignment for the better part of a decade.

    I’ve never had a single problem keeping things straight in my own code.

    • I'm 100% with Schwern on this one. Tabs for indentation are just evil. Sure it works OK for you because you have your tools set up a certain way. But when you collaborate with others their tools will be set up differently and what they see will be different to what you see. For example I picked one of your CPAN modules at random and scrolled down looking for messed up indents. Sure enough in XML/Atom/SimpleFeed.pm [cpan.org] starting line 334 you have a group of lines that are indented with space rather than tabs