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.

    Me too.

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 almost universally.



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