PEP8 and 4 spaces

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
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> 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.

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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