Who are the "spacists"?

Lutz Horn lutz.horn at posteo.de
Sat Mar 18 11:54:32 EDT 2017

Am 18.03.17 um 16:18 schrieb Mikhail V:
> On 18 March 2017 at 05:02, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au>
> wrote:
>> Mikhail V <mikhailwas at gmail.com> writes:
>>> I think it would be a salvation to forbid spaces for indentation,
>>> did such attemps take place?
>> Feel free to start your own discussion forum for your new
>> programming language that forbids spaces for indentation. That
>> language will never be Python, so please don't ask us to discuss it
>> here.

> So you are the opinion it would be more productive to invent a new
> language instead of just cleaning up spaces?

Productive in solving what problem exactly? Why do you think a cleaning
of spaces is necessary?

> I think it still helps to realize that in the future this will become
> more noticable problem than it seems now

Why? What could be the problem? I fail to see how the Python policy of
preferring spaces over tabs while allowing both if used consistent is
causing any problem.


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