Larry Wall's comment on python...

Just just at xs4all.nl
Wed Oct 2 10:06:01 CEST 2002


In article <rvxm9.200398$pX1.7220448 at news2.tin.it>,
 Alex Martelli <aleax at aleax.it> wrote:

> [Like for Python's "from" statement, occasionally handy but more
> often a source of trouble for newbies, I'm starting to think that
> like would be nicer if tabs had never been invented...:-)]

It's not tabs per se that are the problem, but the legacy of tab-width 
being expressed as N-spaces, and more specifically 8-spaces. If tabs had 
*always* been configurable, the problem wold not exist, as it would have 
prevented the evil habit of *mixing* tabs and spaces to begin with...

Just



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