Who are the "spacists"?
pavol.lisy at gmail.com
Sun Mar 19 04:00:01 EDT 2017
On 3/19/17, Pavol Lisy <pavol.lisy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/18/17, Nathan Ernst <nathan.ernst at gmail.com> wrote:
> PS. I am "spacist" :P but I feel this a little more aggressive than is
> necessary too:
>> 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.
> I think there could be enough time to deprecate now and forbid tabs
> (or spaces) as indentation in python4.
> That doesn't mean I propose that! I only think that this transition
> could be technically possible so discussion is not necessary useless.
Sorry here I forgot to mention that citation above is from Ben
Finney's mail and not from Nathan's!
Anyway. I just made a simple and primitive analyze:
re.findall('^ '...) and re.findall('^\t'...) for more than 100k
py-files discoverable by find / -name "*.py" on my (ubuntu 16.04)
Anybody could see that it incorrectly finds lines in multiline strings
(and has maybe much more flaws) but it could be probably still
127 837 files where at least one line starts with space
2 273 files where at least one line starts with tab
1 192 files where are lines which starts with space and lines which
starts with tab
and there are:
35 144 893 lines which starts with space
428 160 lines which starts with tab
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