Another salvo in the indentation war? I hope not.

Ben Wolfson rumjuggler at
Sat May 27 02:38:48 EDT 2000

On Sat, 27 May 2000 05:53:57 GMT, nospam.newton at (Philip 'Yes,
that's my address' Newton) wrote:

>On Fri, 26 May 2000 06:26:23 -0700 (PDT), Darrell Gallion
><dgallion1 at> wrote:
>> rzantow at wrote:
>> : When a newsreader, browser, or mail program trashes
>> : the indentation from examples of Python source, it is a
>> : real pain in the hindlimbs to recover the original
>> : program logic.
>> Don't use tabs in the source, then all is well.
>Try feeding this to python, then:
>if 1 == 1:
>print "This won't work"
>You'll get a SyntaxError if somebody removes all leading indentation.

You could filter your scripts and replace all tabs with \t.
Leading \ts would then be converted to tabs on the receiving end.

Barnabas T. Rumjuggler

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