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From: jpl.jpl at (John P. Linderman)
Subject: [COFF] Was [TUHS] tabs vs spaces - entab, detab
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 18:31:09 -0500
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On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 4:18 PM Steffen Nurpmeso <steffen at> wrote:

> John P. Linderman wrote in
>  <CAC0cEp9GVsYbjYhsYk2Hjjj90FxYFAia2Luy_vg854NTrV3Hww at>:
>  |The tab/detab horse was still twitching, so I decided to beat it a little
>  |more.
>  |
>  |Doug's claim that tabs saving space was an urban legend didn't ring true,
>  |but betting again Doug is a good way to get poor quick.

> Not really.  I mean, i do not insist of this, but i looked at the
> numbers.  And despite col(1) 2.36.2 giving the wrong line when
> failing to dig a LATIN1 in UTF-8 (should be 7, gave 11), when
> i sum up the total of 8: in an old project with tests,
> documentation etc. here the output is 1044401.  This is without
> generated data.

I'm not certain what you are referring to by "Not Really". But there is a
general issue about the ability of historical commands (like "ed") to
properly handle unicode. I would expect that many early commands do very
poorly. -- jpl
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2021-03-11 20:02 jpl.jpl
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