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12:07pm Mon 23rd May, Daniel S.

As per title, lab 11 solutions are now online. As I mentioned during the labs, be remember that Makefiles require tabs for indenting! This means you have to use the tab key to indent! I've configured vim in our Docker image to use tabs as normal in Makefiles (tab key inserts a tab, backspace deletes a tab). BONUS READING: TABS V SPACES Most languages (including bash) don't care how (or if) you indent. Whether to use tabs or spaces is the subject of debate (much like whether vim vs emacs). Here are some good guidelines: 1. The MOST important thing is consistency. Never mix tabs and spaces in a project unless you want to cry and/or make people reading your code cry. 2. Most organisations will have a recommended style guide to follow. Follow it 3. 4 spaces seems to be the most common indenting style from what I've seen. In languages like html, xml, and json, where indents can get pretty deep, 2 spaces is acceptable. Besides Make, there are two other common languages that really do care how you indent: - Python uses indents to define control blocks (like the inside of an if statement or a loop - most other languages use { } to enclose control blocks). Python doesn't care if you use tabs or spaces to indent, as long as you are consistent! - golang (a modern, C-like language, developed by google) requires tabs for indenting. Thank you all for your engagement with the labs this semester. Dan

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