Larry Wall's comment on python...

Greg Ewing see_reply_address at something.invalid
Mon Sep 30 03:01:28 CEST 2002

sismex01 at wrote:

>>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. :-)
> Actually, it's the only universally-workable solution
> to this "problem".

This is not a workable solution, because there are
some environments in which tabs-only is the only
sane thing to use, e.g. BBEdit and many other code
editors on Mac.

Mandating either tabs-only or spaces-only would be
fine, though.

Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand

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