OT: This Swift thing
On Thursday, June 5, 2014 2:09:34 PM UTC+5:30, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:43:05 -0400, Terry Reedy wrote:
> > Many mail readers treat \t as a null char since it actually has no
> > standard translation into screen space.
> I challenge that assertion. There are two standard translations into
> screen space: jump to the next multiple of 8 spaces, or 1 space.
> Treating \t as a single space would be pathetic but standard. Treating it
> as (up to) 8 spaces would be more useful, and standard. Rendering it as a
> picture of a banana dancing on the ceiling would be silly and non-
> standard. Not rendering it at all is even more stupid and less justified.
A random thread (I guess one can find more):