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Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Thu Nov 4 14:43:13 CET 2010


On 2010-11-04, Seebs <usenet-nospam at seebs.net> wrote:
> On 2010-11-04, Steven D'Aprano <steve-REMOVE-THIS at cybersource.com.au> wrote:
>> And people have suggested that if your workflow leads to indentation 
>> being mangled and your source code no longer running, the solution is to 
>> change the workflow.
>
> Yup.
>
> But it strikes me as unmistakably a shortcoming of Python (and Makefiles,
> for that matter) that code for them can't survive a common failure mode
> that everything else I use can.

I think the issue is that for whatever reason, white-space mangling is
"a common failure mode" for you.  I don't ever remember it happening
to me.  If whitespace mangling is common for you, then you just
shouldn't be using Python any more than somebody who works on a system
that randomly changes/deletes the strings "begin" and "end" should be
using Pascal.

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