Tab characters considered harmful (Was: Emacs has eaten my python tabs!!!)

Alex Martelli aleax at
Wed Jan 29 22:44:00 CET 2003

John Roth wrote:
> worse, there are two frequently used tools that simply ignore tabs,
> thus totally obfuscating the indentation: Microsoft's Outlook Express,
> and Yahoo Groups.

KDE's KNode, at least up to 3.0.3, does much the same -- it basically
ignores tabs, more or less.  So, the mere fact that one is using e.g. a
Linux or BSD system does not suffice to ensure tabs will be shown...


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