Why Python style guide (PEP-8) says 4 space indents instead of 8 space??? 8 space indents ever ok??

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Mon Oct 27 02:03:08 CET 2003


Dave Kuhlman wrote:

> If you are on Linux/UNIX or have access to the cygwin tools on MS
> Windows, then try:
> 
>     unexpand -4 orig.py > tmp.py
>     expand -2 tmp.py > dest.py
> 
> to convert from 4-space indents to 2-space indents, and
> 
>     unexpand -2 orig.py > tmp.py
>     expand -4 tmp.py > dest.py
> 
> to convert from 2-space indents to 4-space indents.

Blasphemy!  Use a pipe and avoid the need for the temporary file
altogether:

	unexpand -4 orig.py | expand -2 > dest.py

etc.

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