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Diego Klappenbach
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Joined: Aug 29, 2003
Posts: 31
Hi all,
would just like to say hello as I signed up only yesterday.
Sent in my very first assignment today, but apparently it was so bad that Marilyns mail client rejected it right away!
(See Greg's post).
By the way, a question related to editing:
My Yahoo web mail client screwed up the indenting of my code.
I checked with Notepad - it changes indentation too.
Should I configure my text editor (jEdit 4.1) in some special manner to solve this problem??
Would not like to have to rearrange every line of code for every assignment...
jason adam
Chicken Farmer ()
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Joined: May 08, 2001
Posts: 1932
Yup, Marilyn's email is wacky for everyone, hopefully she's cleaning out her inbox
First, if you can turn off HTML in your e-mail client when mailing in assigments, that greatly helps us out. If you can't, I suggest finding a free e-mail client (like Eudora), that you can control this. HTML emails cause things to get all messy, and makes us nitpickers have to do a bit of extra work.
Second, change your editor to use 4 spaces when tabbing, not a tab character. You want to use as much plain text as possible, special characters can make things go wacky.
Welcome onboard!!!
[ September 02, 2003: Message edited by: jason adam ]
John Hembree
hired gun
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Joined: Mar 07, 2003
Posts: 250

Welcome to the Cattle Drive Diego!
Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
Be sure that your IDE is set to turn your tabs into spaces. Or better yet, don't use tabs at all. Get used to using 4 spaces (tapping the space bar 4 times) instead. This will diminish your frustrations if you decide to use another type of text editor/IDE in the future. Notepad, for example, tries to "help" you by turning all your tabs invisibly into 8 spaces. It is unnoticeable until you paste it into an editor that treats everything literally (like Yahoo does).

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Pauline McNamara

Joined: Jan 19, 2001
Posts: 4012
Welcome along Diego! Enjoy the punishment, eh, rich learning experience.
I agree. Here's the link:
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