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Re: Tabs v.s. spaces

Scott James Remnant <scott@netsplit.com> wrote:

> You've never had to combine 'patch' and Python programs have you?  After
> receiving a few created by people with different indent bigotries you
> quickly realise why significant whitespace is a fundamentally bad idea.
> I've had to go and ask someone where his new block was supposed to be
> indent-wise before because he used X-space tabs and only provided a
> single tab at the start.  (And no, it wasn't in the obvious place.)

That is one reason why it is wise to stay at least 100 meters away from
tabs whenever it is possible.


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