michael at rcp.co.uk
Fri Nov 30 17:32:22 CET 2001
Nicholas FitzRoy-Dale <wzdd at lardcave.net> wrote in
news:mailman.1007130761.13071.python-list at python.org:
> This isn't directed at Marcin, but I don't understand why people keep
> going on about this, because it's not accomplishing anything.
> * Most tab-indent users won't become space users
> * Most space-indent users won't magically change into tab users
> * The above quoted para won't convince anyone who uses 4-char tabs
> to switch over, especially since 8-char tabs is only demonstrably the
> "standard" when you're dealing with the Python interpreter.
> Nobody has presented a convincing argument for tabs-only, spaces-only,
> or 8-char tabs only, because there isn't one. Everyone's smart enough to
> recognise a vi/Emacs holy war when they see one; why is the tab/space
> war any different?
I'm sure you're right, and if I'm fanning an unwanted fire, I'll stop.
However, until you ask me to stop (or we get bored), I want to continue to
Hard tabs in source files serve no useful purpose and cause trouble.
Please don't use them!
This is a self evident +holy truth+ :^)
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