PEP8 and 4 spaces

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Jul 4 16:57:15 CEST 2014


On 04/07/2014 15:28, Grant Edwards wrote:
> On 2014-07-03, Emile van Sebille <emile at fenx.com> wrote:
>> On 7/3/2014 2:23 PM, Tobiah wrote:
>>> I think your suggestion of having GIT handle the transformations
>>> is the way we'll go.  nothing to quibble or worry about.  Well put
>>> spaces in the repository since it still seems to be the community's
>>> preference and I'll convert to tabs with GIT on the fly.  Problem
>>> solved.
>>
>> Just watch out for mixed tabs and spaces in the same file -- a tab
>> counts as eight spaces and can be used interchangeably in python2.
>
> Definitely. Indenting with tabs vs. spaces is mostly personal
> preference (though spaces are better!). But, mixing the two is right
> out, and should be stomped on hard.
>

Yet another reason to switch to Python 3.

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Mark Lawrence

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