Tabs are *MISUNDERSTOOD*, *EVIL* AND *STUPID*, end of discussion. (Re: Tabs versus Spaces in Source Code)

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Thu May 18 09:37:44 CEST 2006


On Wed, 17 May 2006 21:37:14 +0800, Andy Sy wrote:

> If tabs are easily misunderstood, then they are a MISfeature
> and they need to be removed.
> 
>>From the Zen of Python:
> 
> "Explicit is better than implicit..."
> "In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess..."
> "Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules..."

Exactly.
How many levels of indentation does 12 spaces indicate?
It could be 1,2,3,4,6 or 12.  If you say it's 3 then you are _implying_
that each level is represented by 4 spaces.

How many levels of indentation is 3 tabs?  3 levels in any code that you
will find in the wild.




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