Larry Wall's comment on python...

James J. Besemer jb at
Wed Sep 25 18:37:33 CEST 2002

Alan Daniels wrote:

>Sometimes I wonder if Guido would have saved a lot of debate by declaring,
>long ago, that Python code would never allow tabs in it, period. Which may
>be a bit extreme, I'll admit. :-)
Ironically, Guido originally ruled (in the style guide, IIRC) that thou 
shalt use tabs and tabs are 8 spaces, "as god intentended them to be."

Unfortunately, he later changed position to the present, unsatisfying, 
compromise position.


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