PEP8 and 4 spaces

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
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.

-- 
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what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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