Tabs -vs- Spaces: Tabs should have won.

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Sun Jul 17 02:31:57 CEST 2011

On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 9:52 AM, Cameron Simpson <cs at> wrote:
> | Programming languages MUST have rules or
> | ambiguities will run a muck and bring the entire system crashing down.
> "Amuck" is one word you know...

Yes, but maybe he's wanting to run a MUCK. It's quite possible; I run
a MUD. Now, I'm not sure how ambiguities alone could run the MUCK
without human intervention, but as we know, Rick has the solution to
everything - it always involves other people doing work.

> | We should never create languages that cater to the selfish. Our rules
> | must take in consideration the "good of the many", and NEVER "the good
> | of the few". We should ALWAYS give our community freedoms; but only
> | the freedoms that foster unity! Tabs meet both criteria and as such
> | should be Pythons only token for indention formatting.
> It must be nice to always be right.
> In fact, I know it is, being so myself. You haven't yet reached that
> happy state.

I was born here. It's a good place to be. (Wait, were we talking about
Australia or Right?)


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