[erlang-questions] Reia, or On The Evils Of Tabs And Indentation Sensitivity

Mariano Guerra <>
Mon Sep 29 22:39:32 CEST 2008


2008/9/29 Edwin Fine <>:
> I was quite interested right up to the point where I read about indentation
> sensitivity, and then I lost interest.
>
> I don't want to start a religious flame war, but I am compelled to write
> this politically incorrect rant.

[snip]

The recomendation on python is to use only spaces and configure the
tabs to use 4 spaces.
 In fact there is an option on the interpreter to warn you about mix
of spaces and tabs.
 Once you configure your text editor and follow the recomendations,
you forget about it.

In fact, now I love python, and one of the reasons is because no
begin/end {/} stuff is needed

I'm not intending to start a flamewar, it's just that people tend to
hate that about python but I dont know any python programmer that
after a day of python programming will say it hates indentation
sensitivity :)



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