On 6/5/2014 3:05 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
On 6/5/2014 4:39 AM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
Treating \t as a single space would be pathetic but standard. Treating it
as (up to) 8 spaces would be more useful, and standard. Rendering it as a
picture of a banana dancing on the ceiling would be silly and non-
standard. Not rendering it at all is even more stupid and less justified.
<\t> would be better than nothing. Let us see what Thunderbird does
*now*. Maybe complaints prompted a change. Or maybe some clients eat
tabs upon sending.
This is now 5 spaces beyond the added '> ' quote marker.
9 spaces beyond ...
tab, which displays as 8 spaces on input
Not literally 8 spaces, but one jump of 8 spaces. Anyway, it is now 5
actual spaces beyond '> '. Something changed somewhere.
9 actual spaces.
Regardless of what shows, there is still no configuration option.
And what shows is not what I expected, but better than the previous
Terry Jan Reedy