[Numpy-discussion] Ticket review: #843
Alan G Isaac
Wed Jul 16 17:27:05 CDT 2008
On Wed, 16 Jul 2008, Christopher Barker apparently wrote:
> Indentation is syntax in python -- we do need to all do it
> the same way, and four spaces is the standard -- there
> simply isn't another reasonable option if you want o share
> code with anyone else.
Last comment (since this has already gone too long):
There are large projects that accept the use of either
convention. (E.g., Zope, if I recall correctly.)
BUT projects set their own style guidelines,
and I am NOT in any way proposing that NumPy change.
(Not that it would possibly matter if I did so.)
But just to be clear: the common arguments against the use
of tabs are demonstrably false and illustrate either
ignorance or use of an incapable editor. Nobody with
a decent editor will ever have problems with code that
consistently uses tabs for indentation---a choice that can
easily be signalled by modelines when code is shared on
a project that allows both conventions.
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