PEP8 and 4 spaces

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Sun Jul 6 00:50:14 CEST 2014

On 05/07/2014 23:03, Michael Torrie wrote:
> On 07/04/2014 08:54 AM, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
>> Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid>:
>>> 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.
>> Often one person writes the code and another person fixes bugs in it or
>> adds features to it. So if one uses tabs and the other refrains from
>> using them, you'll get the mixed style you abhor.
>> Even if we accepted that to be bad style, there's nothing on the screen
>> that would warn against such usage: the lines seemingly align perfectly,
>> and the code runs as expected.
> Or more likely the lines seemingly align perfectly and the code does not
> compile and run, or worse it does run but does not do the right thing.

Some commentators lead me to believe that the latter is perfectly 
acceptable so long as the code runs quickly.

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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