Who are the "spacists"?

Bob Gailer bgailer at gmail.com
Sat Mar 18 16:19:55 EDT 2017

On Mar 17, 2017 9:23 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?

One problem for me with tabs: there is no standard visual representation (1
tab = ? Spaces)
> Space is not even a control/format character, but a word separator.

Huh? The character sets I'm familiar with don't have "word separators".
Space is just another no -control character.

> And when editors will be proportional font based

Editors allow your choice of font. Some are proportional, some monospaced.
I fail to see any benefit from making a proportional-only font based

, indenting with
> spaces will not make *any* sense so they are just annoyance.

Only in the eye of the beholder.

> 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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