tabstop setting for port Makefiles

Doug Barton dougb at
Tue Jun 29 15:12:42 UTC 2010

On Tue, 29 Jun 2010, Chris Rees wrote:

> Dear All,
>> From
> [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

Yes, please use standard tabs for all ports Makefiles.




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