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Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Sun Nov 7 11:33:29 CET 2010


In message <iapom0$k4d$1 at speranza.aioe.org>, Tim Harig wrote:

> I agree with Seebs, Python is the only language I know that promotes
> the use of spaces over tabs; and there are equally picky syntaxs (ie,
> Makefiles) that mandate the use of tabs.

That’s widely conceded to be a misfeature of Make.

> I personally prefer tabs as it lets *me* decide how far the apparent
> indentations are in the code.

But they don’t. Other people can have different settings, and they will see 
different indentations for your code, so you don’t have control at all. The 
only way to ensure they see what you see is to use spaces, not tabs.




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