[docs] [issue29387] Tabs vs spaces FAQ out of date

Martin Panter report at bugs.python.org
Sun Jan 29 18:53:58 EST 2017


New submission from Martin Panter:

The Windows FAQ <https://docs.python.org/release/3.5.2/faq/windows.html#how-do-i-keep-editors-from-inserting-tabs-into-my-python-source> mentions the “python -t” command-line option, but in Python 3 this option is undocumented (and I understand has no effect):

/media/disk/home/proj/python/cpython/Doc/faq/windows.rst:303: WARNING: unknown option: -t

Also, the reference to the tabnanny script is wrong. It exists as a module (Lib/tabnanny.py), not in Tools/scripts/. This aspect also applies to 2.7.

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assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation, Windows
files: tabnanny.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 286460
nosy: docs at python, martin.panter, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
priority: normal
severity: normal
stage: patch review
status: open
title: Tabs vs spaces FAQ out of date
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.5, Python 3.6, Python 3.7
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file46450/tabnanny.patch

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