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Thu Nov 22 01:05:24 CET 2001
In article <mailman.1006384828.32275.python-list at python.org>,
"Delaney, Timothy" <tdelaney at avaya.com> wrote:
> The problem is simply that people use the tab key and character to mean
> different things. Originally the tab key was designed to do the same thing
> as on a typewriter - advance to the next tab stop (i.e. a certain number of
> spaces). Thus you end up with editors which distinguish between indentation
> and tab because a tab is too big for indentation.
Typewriters had *moveable* tab stops, so they *were* used for indenting
as well as "tab"les...
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