HTML source code?? (was: Call for Resources for CDC 6000/Cyber 70

From: Bryan Pope <>
Date: Fri Jun 1 12:30:42 2001

> Certain styling of formatted source code could be really nice.
> But IMAGINE the abuses! It could be as bad as the introduction of HTML to
> e-mail.
> Italics, bold-face, even different sizes of fonts could be useful.
> BUT, ... it was well more than 20 years ago (in computer magazines), that
> people found out what a DISASTER proportional spacing is for source code.
> ("How many spaces do there need to be there?"
> Am I the only one here who is old enough to remember how bad that was?
Repeat after me: Proportional spacing BAD, Monospacing GOOD! At this rate,
people are going to forget what ASCII is...


P.S. My new slogan: "Keep proportional fonts out of our source code!"
Received on Fri Jun 01 2001 - 12:30:42 BST

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