Deprecate tabs for indenting (was Re: Indenting with tabs vs spaces)

Erik de Castro Lopo nospam at
Mon Dec 3 21:44:53 CET 2001

Courageous wrote:
> >Perhaps you might want to put some kind of processing step into your
> >revision control procedures or tools. I think I raised this issue
> >before on comp.lang.python but some people think it's more interesting
> >to get religious about tabs vs. spaces instead.
> I've considered that on many occasions; one such step might be to
> simply REJECT a commit of a .py file with tabs in it.

How about a counter proposal?

Reject all .py files with spaces for indentation.

  Erik de Castro Lopo  nospam at (Yes it's valid)
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