Tabnanny really useful?

Franz Steinhaeusler franz.steinhaeusler at
Tue Dec 21 10:12:03 CET 2004

On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 13:00:39 -0600, "John Roth"
<newsgroups at> wrote:

>Tabnanny is intended to check whether indentation
>has mixed tabs and spaces. Files with mixed tabs
>and spaces _can_ compile just fine if the editor
>that produced them agrees with the compiler about
>the number of spaces that a tab occupies.

Thanks for your explanation.

I tried an found:
def a():

where point is a space.

tabnanny here complains and python compile it just fine.
Franz Steinhaeusler

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