Larry Wall's comment on python...

Greg Ewing see_reply_address at something.invalid
Mon Sep 30 02:57:18 CEST 2002


Alan Daniels wrote:

> Unfortunately, that fails when one person writes their code with tabs
> set to 8, and another person reads the code with tabs set to 4. Code
> that was hand-aligned with a mix of tabs and spaces doesn't align
> anymore.


If you're trying to line up things on two lines
having different indentation levels, that's true.
So you don't do that -- you only try to line
things up at the same indentation level.

e.g.

<tab><tab>fooblarg(x, y,
<tab><tab>         z)

Note the absence of tabs underneath the "fooblarg(".

-- 
Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand
http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/~greg




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