Changing tab behavior in Python Interactive mode

Andrej Mitrovic andrej.mitrovich at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 22:43:05 CET 2010


On Jan 29, 10:07 pm, Steve Holden <st... at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> Andrej Mitrovic wrote:
> > On Jan 29, 6:47 pm, Steve Holden <st... at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> >> Andrej Mitrovic wrote:
> >>> I've noticed that when running Python in interactive mode (via cmd on
> >>> windows), the first time I hit tab it will move 4 spaces to the right,
> >>> however each new tab will move 8 spaces instead of 4. Why this
> >>> inconsistent behavior? And how could I change this to be consistent
> >>> and always move only 4 spaces?
> >> The first tab you are starting four characters in due to the interpreter
> >> already having printed ">>> ".
>
> >> regards
> >>  Steve
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> > I see. I wonder if I could modify this behavior.. I guess I'll have to
> > take a look at the source. Thanks anyway!
>
> I's nothing to do with the source: it isn't the interpreter that's
> deciding where the "tab stops" are, it's the console window the
> interpreter is running in.
>
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>  Steve
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I see. Well I'm nitpicking here, it's not all that important (I just
use cmd when I'm trying out small pieces of code). And I doubt there's
a tabstop setting for cmd that I could use.

Thanks for all your help!



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