Context : UserInterfaceStuff, SpreadSheets
I'm against them ...
An argument with CodexEditor on Twitter : https://mobile.twitter.com/interstar/status/1406818200273178631
Thread extracted below.
You asked :-)
Spreadsheet tabs introduce a new, ad hoc & unnecessary mechanism for something that would be handled better and with more principle by a more general mechanism.
1) tabs are part of the EDITOR, not the DATA & should be late bound to their content.Think of browser tabs. Or panels in Emacs.
2) we should have a way of storing multiple DOCUMENTS within one ARCHIVE file. \2
3) documents (including spreadsheets) should be able to refer to / transclude from other documents.
If you have 1, 2 & 3, you have something more flexible and you don't need tabs within spreadsheets which is just fudge for lack of them. \end