Quoting Radovan Garabik (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> On Sun, Feb 25, 2001 at 10:29:43PM -0600, Jon Nelson wrote:
> > > On Sun, Feb 25, 2001 at 10:03:58PM -0600, Jon Nelson wrote:
> > > > I only see one problem with dpkg-scanlibs.py: it uses tabs
> > > > tabs are evil, wichert! Every editor under the sun uses different tab
> > > > settings. Use spaces, my man.
> > 4 in everything else. Most of the Python community seems to prefer
> > either 2 or 4, and rarely 8. So what? If it is done with spaces it is
> > unimportant, but done with tabs it's vital.
> so nothing :-)
> the problem is not in tabs by themselves, but arises when
> you mix tabs and spaces.
> E.g. you configure your editor to use 2 spaces per tab, and you
> add some code, but do not use tab to indent it, but spaces
> (or your editor inserts spaces automatically when you press tab)
> but python interpreter considers tab to be 8 spaces... yuck
> the solution is: choose either tabs or spaces, but
> be _consistent_, and because there is no ambiguity with spaces,
> spaces are preferred.
You will never be able to get this consistent.
A space or tab will always sneak in, screw you and you won't
even be able to find it easily.