Striving for PEP-8 compliance

Patrick Maupin pmaupin at
Fri Apr 9 21:57:32 EDT 2010

On Apr 9, 5:31 pm, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <l... at geek-
central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
> >> Anybody who ever creates another indentation-controlled language should
> >> be beaten to death with a Guido van Rossum voodoo doll.
> >     No ...
> Yes, because otherwise you wouldn’t have stupid problems like the one which
> is preoccupying this thread: how to make sure indentation is consistent
> without introducing logic errors into the code.

You go through life and you choose your stupid problems.  Well, not
really, but you make your choices, and you wind up with stupid
problems.  I use Linux, and have a different set of stupid problems
than I did when I used Windows.

But as Ian Bicking said:

I think there is a meme that Python people are close-minded to
suggestions for changes in the language. I think there is significant
truth to that. But sometimes everyone else is just completely wrong. I
want nothing to do with any programmer who would mis-indent their
code. If you want to mis-indent your code you are an idiot. If you
want idiotic code to be an option you are being absurd.

And as paraphrased by Markos Gaivo (

A: I don’t like Python because of significant whitespace.
B: Do you indent your code?
A: Yes, of course.
B: And the problem is?


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