Tabs versus Spaces in Source Code

Peter Decker pydecker at
Mon May 15 23:44:39 CEST 2006

On 5/15/06, Edward Elliott <nobody at> wrote:

> If such tools are lacking, use substitutes in the meantime.  Don't allow any
> code to be checked in where a line departs more than one tab indentation
> level from its neighbors.  It's not perfect, but it eliminates the worst
> offenses.  Good enough often is.

I've recently adopted the Dabo convention of using two indent levels
to indicate continued lines, which helps distinguish such lines from
the indented blocks below them. But other than that case, one tab it

# p.d.

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