Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#1663 closed defect (invalid)

Tabs in C source code

Reported by: wenzeslaus Owned by: grass-dev@…
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Default Version: unspecified
Keywords: indent tabs spaces Cc: grass-dev@…
CPU: All Platform: All


I assume that GRASS C source code should be indented with spaces, more precisely with spaces only. And more over, mixing tabs and spaces is a bad practice.

But C source files contains both spaces and tabs.

For example changeset r47676 "code layout fixes with indent" only adds another tabs which are mixed with spaces. Here is a part of file worker.c (

(tab)case FCELL_TYPE:{
(tab)(tab)for (i = 0; i < ad->rl - used; i++) {
(tab)(tab)(4spaces)fm->cache[used + i] = Rast_allocate_f_buf();

Here is minimal working example which produces badly intended source code (GRASS indent script, tested on Ubuntu 10.04 with GNU indent 2.2.10).

// file test.c
void test()
int a,b,i;
a =5;
if ( a==5 ){
for (i = 0; i < 10; i++) { b++; }
b= b*10;
./tools/ test.c
// file test.c
void test()
(4spaces)int a, b, i;
(4spaces)a = 5;
(4spaces)if (a == 5) {
(tab)for (i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
(tab)b = b * 10;

Change History (1)

in reply to:  description comment:1 by glynn, 12 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Replying to wenzeslaus:

But C source files contains both spaces and tabs.

This is not a problem, so long as the code is indented correctly for 8-column tabs. Trying to enforce a spaces-only policy isn't worth the trouble.

If you configure your text editor with something other than 8-column tabs, you're on your own (just don't commit code which relies upon something other than 8-column tabs).

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