sholden at holdenweb.com
Thu Nov 29 04:59:53 CET 2001
"Tim Peters" <tim at zope.com> wrote ...
> [Chris Barker]
> > After reading a whole lot of sometimes ugly bickering, it seems to me
> > that most of us Python users do agree on one thing:
> > Mixing tabs and spaces is a BAD idea.
> > If it is true that there is general consensus about this, is there any
> > movement to disallow it altogether in the Python interpreter?
> Nope. The "nanny" in "tabnanny" is there for a reason: grownups have no
> problems here.
> > 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"
> 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.
> 1993<wink>-ly y'rs - tim
Nice to see you raise your head above the parapet, Tim. Hope 2.2 isn't
keeping you awake more than 24 hours a day. Can you confirm my suspicion
that the asyncore/asynchat libraries (or something I used recently from 2.0)
had mixed tabs & spaces?
arguing-<wink-back>-ly y'rs - steve
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