On 6/3/14 11:54 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
I've been passing code snippets by email and Usenet for 15 years or more,
and I've never had a problem with indentation.
Of course, I've had problems with *other people's code*, because they use
broken tools that break the text they send.
The other way round is also true, that is, tools that break the
code when read into a formatting tool.
The claim (which I cannot substantiate) is that code passed through
emails/web, with indents, gets mangled in such a way that a formatting
tool cannot restore the indent logic. Well, the problem is what mangles
the code, not the indents.
Regardless, the misconception that indents are bad prevails here