Re: [Rd] Tabs in R source code

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2009 11:57:35 +0100

>>>>> "S" == Sharpie <chuck_at_sharpsteen.net> >>>>> on Thu, 3 Dec 2009 19:44:59 -0800 (PST) writes:

    S> pengyu.ut wrote:

>>
>> http://google-styleguide.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/google-r-style.html
>>
>> Here is the R style, which does not recommend using tabs. Although it
>> might take some time to forbidden the use of tabs, it will eventually
>> be a good practice that benefits everyone in the future.
>>

    S> Whoa, put the kibosh on that thought.

    S> That is Google's style guide for R code written at Google by Google
    S> employees.  It is by no means the style guide adopted by the R core team. 
    S> Representing it as the "official" R style guide is just inviting a torrent
    S> of flaming email.

Yes, indeed, thank you Sharpie.
You have given a wise and balanced answer earlier in this thread, and that *was* close to probably most R core members opinions.
Can we please, Peng, close this thread now?

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich (and R-core).



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