Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Mar 29 17:25:14 CEST 2012

On 3/29/2012 3:18 AM, Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:
> Am 28.03.2012 20:26, schrieb Terry Reedy:
>> On 3/28/2012 8:28 AM, Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:
> [...]
>>> # call testee and verify results
>>> try:
>>> function here...
>>> except exception_type as e:
>>> if not exception is None:
>>> self.assertEqual(e, exception)
>> Did you use tabs? They do not get preserved indefinitely, so they are
>> bad for posting.
> I didn't consciously use tabs, actually I would rather avoid them. That
> said, my posting looks correctly indented in my "sent" folder and also
> in the copy received from my newsserver. What could also have an
> influence is line endings. I'm using Thunderbird on win32 here, acting
> as news client to comp.lang.python.

I am using Thunderbird, win64, as news client for gmane. The post looked 
fine as originally received. The indents only disappeared when I hit 
reply and the >s were added. That does not happen, in general, for other 
messages. Unfortunately I cannot go back and read that message as 
received because the new version of Tbird is misbehaving and deleting 
read messages on close even though I asked to keep them 6 months. I will 
look immediately when I next see indents disappearing.

Terry Jan Reedy

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