ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Thu Apr 2 23:51:47 CEST 2009
Steven D'Aprano <steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au> writes:
> I like tab-completion, but I'd rather not be reduced to typing
> spaces for indents in the interpreter. What do other people do?
Acknowledge that using U+0009 for indentation is wrong, and use
beautiful U+0020 always.
> The GNU readline library claims that M-tab (which I guess is
> Alt-tab) will enter a tab character.
“M-tab” is Emacs-speak for “<Meta> plus <Tab>”. Not all keyboards
have “Alt”, you see (maybe none, when Emacs first started referring
to the Meta modifier?).
In most terminal programs, you can send “<Alt>-<foo>” also by
pressing “<Esc>, <foo>” (two separate keystrokes in sequence).
> Any other suggestions or hints?
Suck it up and accept the truth! U+0020 is the unambiguous indentation
character that always does what it should, and U+0009 is a horrible
mistake which must be suppressed with extreme prejudice. No true
Pythonista would disagree.
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