Non-Indented python

Michael Abbott michael at rcp.co.uk
Fri Nov 30 13:15:55 CET 2001


"Tim Peters" <tim at zope.com> wrote in
news:mailman.1006987971.23934.python-list at python.org: 

>> Personally, I would prefer that future versions of Python would allow
>> ONLY tabs or ONLY spaces, but clearly there would be a major
>> disagreement about which to use. 
> 
> It would be spaces -- "4-space indents, no hard tab characters
> anywhere" is the coding standard for the Python library. 
> Tools/scripts/reindent.py is routinely run over the Lib directory to
> ensure it stays that way, too. 

Please, please, it would be helpful if Python had a (configuration 
settable) option to reject tabs in all source.  I'm glad to hear you work 
to keep tabs out of the Python sources, but a little more direct help from 
Python to prevent them creeping into my sources when someone else edits 
would be very helpful.



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