space/tab conversion utility?

Grant Edwards grante at
Thu Jul 29 00:12:59 CEST 2004

On 2004-07-28, Brian van den Broek <bvande at> wrote:
> Grant Edwards said unto the world upon 28/07/2004 17:49:
>> Is there any utility to convert Python sources from space-based
>> block indentation to tab-based?
>> You can use "expand" convert from tabs->spaces, but "unexpand"
>> isn't bright enough to do the reverse.
> Hi,

I don't see how that's useful.

> There are a couple of other tab/space recipes on the site, too.

"unexpand" will do dumb conversion, but what's required is
something that understands Python block syntax.  Something
similar to C's "indent" program.

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