Who are the "spacists"?

Joel Goldstick joel.goldstick at gmail.com
Fri Mar 17 22:09:10 EDT 2017


On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 8:52 PM, Mikhail V <mikhailwas at gmail.com> wrote:
> So Python supports both spaces and tabs for indentation.
>
> I just wonder, why not forbid spaces in the beginning of lines?
> How would one come to the idea to use spaces for indentation at all?
>
> Space is not even a control/format character, but a word separator.
> And when editors will be proportional font based, indenting with
> spaces will not make *any* sense so they are just annoyance.
> Neither makes it sense in general case of text editing.
> I think it would be a salvation to forbid spaces for indentation,
> did such attemps take place?
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This is not a useful conversation.  It has been had over and over in
the past.  Some people like tabs, some like spaces.  In python you can
use either, but you must stick to one or the other


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