Non-Indented python

John Roth johnroth at
Sat Nov 24 04:27:34 CET 2001

"Michael Kelly" <mkelly2002NOSPAM at> wrote in message
news:g7utvt809nbioe3g23qeqcsvk6l8dqkn44 at
> On Fri, 23 Nov 2001 17:31:51 +0000 (UTC), Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk
> <qrczak at> wrote:
> >This would be a bad idea:
> >- using tab width of any other size than 8 is evil,
> >- 8 is too much for indentation in programming; 2 to 4 is good.
> I have to agree.  In any event, the amount of space one can save
> by using hard tabs is trivial compared to compressing the script.
> With fast cheap reliable compression components and huge
> hard drives we have these days it would seem that any benefit
> to using hard tabs doesn't justify the hassles they cause.  I'm
> sure there are situations where one is stuck with them due to
> the "backward compatibility" dragon, like CR/LF in Dos-derived
> systems.  But if you don't gadda' use 'em I wouldn't. :)
> Mike

Does this look like an opportunity for a PEP to provide
support for a compressed .py format?

John Roth

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