Larry Wall's comment on python...

Carl Banks imbosol at
Wed Oct 2 05:16:09 CEST 2002

Courageous wrote:
>>> But makes impossible certain constructs that involving lining
>>> indentation level up with specific items of text in surrounding
>>> lines
>>Actually, it doesn't. You use tabs to get up to the
>>current statement indentation level, and then spaces
>>after that for the purpose of lining-up.
> Actually, it DOES. Your technique does not work.

Yes, this technique does work.

If you disagree, then tell me what tab setting the follwing lines
won't line up properly for:

<tab><tab>def long_function_name(argument1,argument2,
<tab><tab>                       argument3,argument4):


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