A Exhibition Of Tech Geekers Incompetence: Emacs whitespace-mode

John Nagle nagle at animats.com
Sat Aug 15 21:24:26 CEST 2009


fortunatus wrote:
> On Aug 14, 1:01 pm, vippstar <vipps... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Why would you fill your website with junk?
> 
> The OP made it clear:
> 
>> Just wanted to express some frustration with whitespace-mode.

    Well, it took until Python 3.0 until Python enforced rules that
ensured that the indentation the user sees is the same indentation the
compiler sees.  We finally have a solution that allows both tabs and
spaces but disallows the situations which are ambiguous.  Until
Python 3.0 is fully deployed, there are situations when you need an insane
level of tab/space visibility.  Blame Python, not EMACS.

				John Nagle



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