PEP8 and 4 spaces

Roy Smith roy at
Sun Jul 6 21:34:42 CEST 2014

In article <mailman.11557.1404674726.18130.python-list at>,
 Dan Stromberg <drsalists at> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 10:31 AM, Tobiah <tshepard at> wrote:
> > Coworker takes PEP8 as gospel and uses 4 spaces
> > to indent.  I prefer tabs.
> I recently converted from tabs to spaces.  I probably still have some
> code that uses tabs, but most of my personal stuff has been converted.
> I like tabs.  Tabs work better for me than spaces, because I know how
> to use them.  Also, some "make" tools insist on tabs.

Why should the fact that Make requires tabs affect how you edit Python 

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