HTML source code?? (was: Call for Resources for CDC

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Fri Jun 1 12:45:30 2001

On Fri, 1 Jun 2001, Bryan Pope wrote:
> > 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...
> Bryan
> P.S. My new slogan: "Keep proportional fonts out of our source code!"

With a sufficiently smart editor, I could accept the concept of letting
some COMMENTS be proportionately spaced. But keep them out of the code

BTW, I also think that it is a really stupid idea to have the editor
refuse to let you continue until you fix an error. "Let me finish
typing! I'm on a roll! I PROMISE that I'll go back and fix those typos
before I compile!"

Grumpy Ol' Fred
Received on Fri Jun 01 2001 - 12:45:30 BST

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