Who are the "spacists"?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sun Mar 19 15:00:33 EDT 2017


On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 4:29 AM, Steve D'Aprano
<steve+python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> I wonder whether the tabs versus spaces divide is closely aligned to the
> Windows versus Unix/Linux divide?
>
> It seems to me that Unix users are typically going to be using Unix tools
> which often assume spaces are used for indentation, and consequently cope
> badly with tabs. I maintain that makes them "broken" tools, but broken or
> not, that's the status quo and Unix users will simply deal with it by using
> spaces for indents.

Nope. I'm on Linux and I love my tabs. They play fine with grep, diff,
etc. None of my tools has a problem with them.

ChrisA


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