[Doc-SIG] reST - spaces and tabs
Tony J Ibbs (Tibs)
Wed, 8 Aug 2001 10:12:12 +0100
David Goodger replied to me:
> > As to spaces versus tabs - this sounds like it will
> > lead to all of
> > the traditional discussions we get on the Python list
> > about whether
> > one can mix spaces/tabs, and whether a tab is *really* 8 or 4
> > spaces, leading finally to space eating nanoviruses (ick). I'd
> > suggest that this is dangerous territory, and that the behaviour
> > of tabs should be carefully undefined.
> Or precisely defined, which is how it is now. Any specific
> suggestions for improvements?
Hmm - Python has had it precisely defined for years, and that hasn't
stopped the flames.
I would be tempted *very strongly* to say that spaces should be used,
and the behaviour of tabs within reST is undefined.
It might also be worth seeking some BDFL/Tim Peters advice on this one
point - I'd trust their feeling over mine.
But it's not something I'll fight too long over.
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