Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:

> David Kastrup <d...@gnu.org> writes:
>
>> Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:
>>
>>> Traditionally, because the tool grew in a context of being used in a
>>> project whose participants are at least not malicious, always having
>>> to be on the lookout for fear of middle-of-line tabs hiding bad
>>> contents near the right edges of lines has never been an issue.
>>
>> My beef is not with "hiding bad contents" but with "hiding contents".
>> It makes the output useless for seeing what is actually happening as
>> soon as the option starts having an effect.
>
> My suspicion is that one of the reasons why S was chosen to be in
> the default was to mildly discourage people from busting the usual
> line-length limit, but I am not Linus ;-)

Except that the busting becomes less rather than more conspicuous.

-- 
David Kastrup
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