Who are the "spacists"?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Mar 20 15:01:26 EDT 2017

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 4:39 AM, Steve D'Aprano
<steve+python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> And yet I'm forever being told by my Linux sys admin work mates "don't use
> tabs, because they break everything". For another example, see JMZ's essay
> (its already been linked to twice in this thread, look it up).
> We've had a similar attitude right here from Marko, who insists that
> anything except 8-column tabs is the Devil's Work. (Or something like
> that -- to be perfectly honest, I'm not really sure I understand *what*
> Marko's objection is.)
> So okay, if tabs work fine with Unix tools, why do so many Unix people avoid
> tabs as if they were radioactive plague?

Can you ask your workmates to elaborate? I'd love to hear.


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