[Bro-Dev] whitespace convention (tab vs. space)

Vern Paxson vern at icir.org
Wed Apr 20 19:15:04 PDT 2011

> But then the alignment depends on tab width, right?

Yep.  And for the Bro sources, that has always been 8 columns.

> Another way to do it is having the continuation line(s) contain a number
> of tabs equal to the level of indentation plus however many spaces are
> necessary to get the right alignment.

That's okay with me in principle.  But it's pretty fundamental that we
need a pretty printer that enforces stuff like this.  The current style
is the way it is in part due to how vi treats auto-indentation.


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