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.

     4 spaces

This is now 5 spaces beyond the added '> ' quote marker.
         8 spaces

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.

         2 tabs

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 non-rendering.

Terry Jan Reedy


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