Who are the "spacists"?

Wildman best_lay at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 21 09:16:43 EDT 2017

On Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:01:26 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:

> 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.
> ChrisA

I would love to hear also.  I've been using Linux for about
10 years and I have never had anything "break" because of a
tab.  Sounds like a case of Chicken Little to me.

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