TABS in the CPython C source code

Neil Hodgson nyamatongwe+thunder at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 22:19:18 CET 2010


Alf P. Steinbach:

> The size-8 tabs look really bad in an editor configured with tab size 4,
> as is common in Windows. I'm concluding that the CPython programmers
> configure their Visual Studio's to *nix convention.

   Most of the core developers use Unix.

> Anyways, I would suggest converting all those tabs to spaces, as e.g.
> the Boost library project does  --  no tabs allowed.

   This would damage the usefulness of source control histories (svn
annotate) as all of the converted lines would show this recent cosmetic
change rather than the previous change which is likely to be a
substantive modification.

   Neil



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