Who are the "spacists"?

alister alister.ware at ntlworld.com
Mon Mar 20 17:19:02 EDT 2017


On Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:04:12 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 5:57 AM, alister <alister.ware at ntlworld.com>
> wrote:
>> I have just tested this with geany & it works a charm,
>>
>> personally I prefer tabs for setting my indent levels, it feels more
>> logical & breaks nothing if the font or tab size is changed but votes
>> have been counted & the jury has returned a verdict
>>
>> Spaces are the preferred option, but you are still able to make your
>> own choice.
> 
> I'm so glad the world isn't a democracy. "The votes have been counted"
> means nothing. :)
> 
> ChrisA

you know as well as Id that I meant this discussion was had many years 
ago & the decision was made.

to be honest I don't know whether it was by a consensus of the community 
or simply Guido tossing a coin. either way does not matter it is not 
something that is going to change now.

fortunately both tabs & spaces are still supported so individual 
programmes can still make their own decisions, the only time it makes any 
difference is when working on a collaboration with other programmers when 
style guides have to be agreed.

if I was to say only a Nazi world try to enforce one or the other at this 
stage in the languages evolution can we call Godwin's on this un-
Productive debate ;-)



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