pylint: don't warn about tabs

Alan Isaac aisaac at american.edu
Sat Mar 10 00:25:26 CET 2007


"Ben Finney" <bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au> wrote in message
news:mailman.4813.1173388535.32031.python-list at python.org...
> Sticking to spaces for indentation avoids the ambiguity of
> interpretation that ASCII TAB characters are subject to.

What ambiguity?
Tabs are *less* ambiguous.
One tab character is one level of indentation.
I have never seen this violated.

Users of spaces cannot even count
on shared code being 4 rather than 8 spaces.

Even though tabs when on this score, face it,
in the end it is pure preference.  There is no
"right" answer (even for emacs users).  ;-)

And my actual question remains unanswered...

Alan Isaac





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