Larry Wall's comment on python...

Carl Banks imbosol at
Wed Sep 25 20:28:45 CEST 2002

Alex Martelli wrote:
> Greg Ewing wrote:
>> I agree there are good reasons to prefer spaces-only
>> for code that will be transmitted or displayed by
>> dumb software.
> To put it differently: use tabs only if you ARE willing to
> bet a very substantial amount that the source file in question
> will NEVER be transmitted, displayed, nor otherwise processed
> in any way, shape, or form, by software you consider "dumb"
> (take it up with KDE KNode's maintainers whether their news
> reader is "dumb"... I like it, though it doesn't show tabs:-).

Dumb?  I would call it broken.


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