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Re: dpkg-scanlibs

Quoting Radovan Garabik (garabik@melkor.dnp.fmph.uniba.sk):
> 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.


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