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Python indentation (3 spaces)


On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 6:34 AM Peter J. Holzer <hjp-python at hjp.at> wrote:
>
> On 2018-10-15 14:12:54 +0200, Antoon Pardon wrote:
> > On 13-10-18 09:37, Peter J. Holzer wrote:
> > > On 2018-10-09 09:55:34 +0200, Antoon Pardon wrote:
> > >> On 08-10-18 19:43, Peter J. Holzer wrote:
> > >>> In practice it doesn't work in my experience. There is always someone in
> > >>> a team who was "just testing that new editor" and replaced all tabs
> > >>> with spaces (or vice versa) or - worse - just some of them.
> > >> Isn't that caugth in the process of commiting to version control?
> > > Tabs are easy to catch. If a file contains a tab, reject it.
> > >
> > > Spaces aren't, because spaces are everywhere.
> >
> > Spaces that replaced a tab by accident, are easy to catch too. They are all
> > those lines that show up when you do a diff with the previous version that
> > shouldn't show up.
>
> And where is the AI that decides which lines in a diff are should show
> up?
>
> Whether a line in a diff should or should not show up seems to me to be
> even harder to determine than whether a tab fits the syntax.
>

If there's a change, it shows up. If there's no change, it doesn't show up.

Ergo, if you accidentally replace a tab with spaces, it's a change,
and it shows up.

ChrisA