Larry Wall's comment on python...

Greg Ewing see_reply_address at something.invalid
Wed Sep 25 04:18:34 CEST 2002

Alex Martelli wrote:

> Greg Ewing wrote

>>Using *tabs* only is the only way to get truly
>>preference-independent indentation.
> ...unless other people use tools that do NOT let them change the
> ways tabs are displayed, and that way is intolerably incompatible
> with your use of tabs.

I agree there are good reasons to prefer spaces-only
for code that will be transmitted or displayed by
dumb software.

I was only pointing out that, whatever arguments there
may be in favour of spaces-only, "it doesn't force the
reader to view it the way you do" is not one of them!

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

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