Tabs -vs- Spaces: Tabs should have won.

Duncan Booth duncan.booth at invalid.invalid
Mon Jul 18 09:52:36 EDT 2011

Tim Chase <python.list at> wrote:

> On 07/17/2011 08:01 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> Roy Smith wrote:
>>> We don't have that problem any more.  It truly boggles my
>>> mind that we're still churning out people with 80 column
>>> minds.  I'm willing to entertain arguments about readability
>>> of long lines, but the idea that there's something magic
>>> about 80 columns is hogwash.
>> I agree! Which is why I set my line width to 78 columns.
> Bah, when I started programming
> on the Apple ][+, we had no
> lower-case and a 40-column limit
> on the TV display.
> But you try and tell the young
> people today that...
> and they won't believe ya'.

Acorn System One: 9 character 7 segment led display and 25 key keypad, 1Kb  
RAM, 512 bytes ROM.

Duncan Booth

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