Non-Indented python

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Wed Nov 28 07:05:12 CET 2001

"Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk" <qrczak at> wrote in message
news:slrna07n5a.t7e.qrczak at qrnik.zagroda...

> Tue, 27 Nov 2001 14:30:18 GMT, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at> pisze:
> > As I explained in my last post in this thread,
> > <tab> := <move to the next multiple-of-8 (+index base) column>
> > is not 'right' but merely an ill-chosen convention of a minority
> > computer users,
> It's not a minority. Almost everybody uses this convention. It's
> better to use the most common convention consistently than to invent
> new conventions (like "tab = one indent level").

There are far more people doing word processing, spreadsheet work, and
database reports than people doing programming and Unix/Linux systems
work.   I believe that almost all of the former would find your dictum
on tabstops to be weird and useless.

Terry J. Reedy

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