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

Erik de Castro Lopo nospam at mega-nerd.com
Tue Dec 4 09:02:56 CET 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
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