Tabs -vs- Spaces: Tabs should have won.

Roy Smith roy at panix.com
Tue Jul 19 01:07:29 CEST 2011


In article <Xns9F2695C6AAA73duncanbooth at 127.0.0.1>,
 Duncan Booth <duncan.booth at invalid.invalid> wrote:

> Tim Chase <python.list at tim.thechases.com> 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.

HP-9810.  http://www.hpmuseum.org/98xx/9810n3qs.jpg.

BTW, if anybody has one of these in working condition that they want to 
get rid of, let me know.  I'd love to play with one again.



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