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

Erik de Castro Lopo nospam at
Tue Dec 4 03:02:56 EST 2001

Courageous wrote:
> >I like the width of 4 spaces also, BUT I use tabs and configured my editor
> >to "DISPLAY" tabs as 4 characters in width.
> In my experience, the vast majority of people who do this
> inevitably end up mixing tabs and spaces. The moment you do
> this, you have defacto chosen an tabwidth for your viewing
> audience whether they like it or not.

Actually, what the previous poster suggested will prevent problems.

If spaces should creep in Python won't compile the code.

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