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[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH] [XEND] Remove hard tabs

On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 12:50:22PM +0200, Molle Bestefich wrote:
> Hollis Blanchard wrote:
> >Molle Bestefich wrote:
> >> Hollis Blanchard:
> >> > [XEND] Remove hard tabs.
> >>
> >> That's stupid, tabs are a relief to use when coding compared to spaces.
> >
> >That's a separate conversation.
> Seemed relevant since what you're doing is switching things originally
> coded one way to use what *you* prefer, without changing the code at
> all (right?).
> Dan Smith writes:
> >To quote from the Python style guide[1]:
> >
> > "The most popular way of indenting Python is with spaces only.
> > The second-most popular way is with tabs only."
> Where's the statistics to document that?
> Why does that imply that coding with spaces is better in any way?
> > "spaces-only are strongly recommended over tabs."
> Obviously the guy who wrote that is a big dope.

Author of that statement is Guido, author of Python.  Not a much better
place to get style comments then from the language author. ;)


Sean Dague
IBM Linux Technology Center                     email: japh@xxxxxxxxxx
Open Hypervisor Team                           alt: sldague@xxxxxxxxxx

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