TABS in the CPython C source code

Nobody nobody at nowhere.com
Mon Feb 8 00:55:52 CET 2010


On Sun, 07 Feb 2010 05:49:28 +0000, Nobody wrote:

>> 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.
> 
> 8-column tabs aren't a "*nix convention"; that's been the norm since
> the mechanical typewriter.

Okay, as everyone has pointed out, it's not quite that old. I've seen
typewriters with fixed tabs, but I'm not certain that they were at 8
columns, and even if they were, it wasn't common enough to be a standard.





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