Python complaints

Darrell news at
Wed Nov 24 15:57:46 CET 1999

Use spaces instead of tab's.
I have a script to convert tabs to spaces.
This fixed most of my concerns with white space block structure.


"Thomas A. Bryan" <tbryan at> wrote in message
news:383BC9C2.901A2D6 at
> Mikael Olofsson wrote:
> >
> > On 24-Nov-99 Thomas Hamelryck wrote:
> >  >  Block delimitation by indenting.
> >
> > I am one of those who appreciates this. My reason is the following:
> I generally don't mind this aspect of Python, but I've recently found that
> it can cause problems when transmitting code.  For example, I saw some
> code that I wanted to copy in DejaNews archives, but the lines
> wrap in narrow columns in DejaNews.  I had to reindent the code.  Grrr.
> I have also had problems when e-mailing code when I e-mail the code as
> text in the message instead of attaching a document.
> Is there a better way to transmit code so that possible indentation
> munging won't force the reader to reindent?
> vaguely-remembering-something-about-option-BEGIN-and-END-ly yours
> ---Tom
> --

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