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> On Wednesday, October 23, 2002, at 03:48 PM, John Cowan wrote:
> > Python is essentially Scheme with indentation instead of parentheses.
> Yeah, which seems fragile to me considering the number of programs and
> editors I have lying around that silently convert tabs to n spaces and
> vice versa - it just doesn't strike me as a robust syntax design.
I'm sorry, but it strikes you wrongly. Corruption of Python source files is
no more a problem with Python than it is with any othr language, in my long
experience with it (and other languages). For the very rare cases where
tab/space is a problem, tabnanny.py is a very effective "lint", and usually
does the trick.
Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc.
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