tabstop setting for port Makefiles

Chris Rees utisoft at
Tue Jun 29 14:53:34 UTC 2010

Dear All,


[chris at amnesiac]~% head /usr/ports/Mk/ |tail -n 1
# Please view me with 4 column tabs!
[chris at amnesiac]~%

However, the Porter's Handbook [1] says:

Note that [] uses a non-standard tab setting.

So if it's non-standard, does that mean I should use 8-column tabs
while creating/editing port Makefiles, or should I match the

Or is it just personal preference and the committers don't care?



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