Non-Indented python

David Bolen db3l at fitlinxx.com
Mon Nov 26 19:20:35 CET 2001


philh at comuno.freeserve.co.uk (phil hunt) writes:

> On 22 Nov 2001 00:25:28 -0500, David Bolen <db3l at fitlinxx.com> wrote:
> >Chris Liechti <cliechti at gmx.net> writes:
> >
> >> tabs are specified as 8 characters. only programmers that use tabs to 
> >> indent make them 4 or 3 characters...
> >
> >Well, you have to be a little careful how you phrase this.  I'm not
> >aware of any global document or specification that actually makes a
> >pronouncement that tabs are 8 characters
> 
> I am aware of one such document. It's called the "Python Reference
> Manual":

That only specifies how the Python parser treats tabs, not a global
definition that covers more than Python.  But as I noted later in my
post, I do suggest that any visual display of hard tabs match what the
parser is defined to use if only to avoid possible visual confusion.

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