New to Python - block grouping (spaces)

lconrad at lconrad at
Thu Apr 16 17:21:27 CEST 2015

> On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 12:52 AM, Blake McBride <blake1024 at> 
> wrote:
>> 2.  Having been an employer, it is difficult to force programmers to 
>> use any particular editor or style.  Different editors handle tabs and 
>> spaces differently.  This is all a bloody nightmare with Python.
>> 3.  Languages that use braces (or the like) can be run through a 
>> program beautifier to correct the indentation.  You are just screwed 
>> in Python.  So, Python may be a cute language for you to use as an 
>> individual, but it is unwieldy in a real development environment.
> If you're prepared to run a beautifier on your employees' code, you
> should have no problem requiring that they adopt a syntactically-legal
> style. You're already throwing away any option of indentation not
> matching the physical structure of the code, so why not simply have
> the indentation define the physical structure?
> ChrisA

The war of the whitespaces rages on among programmers
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