Tabs are a security vulnerabilty [was Re: Who are the "spacists"?]

Steve D'Aprano steve+python at
Sat Mar 18 20:32:22 EDT 2017

On Sun, 19 Mar 2017 03:30 am, Grant Edwards wrote:

> tabs are a major security vulnerability and should be outlawed
> in all source code.

I've heard many arguments both in favour of and against tabs, but I've never
heard them described as a security vulnerability before. Let alone a major

Got a citation or some more information?

“Cheer up,” they said, “things could be worse.” So I cheered up, and sure
enough, things got worse.

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