Re: Tabs -vs- Spaces: Tabs should have won.



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On 2011.07.17 07:28 PM, Roy Smith wrote:
Can you give me a more specific example? I assume there's nobody (at
least nobody sane) editing Python source code on iPhones.
I haven't done it myself, but there are plenty of Python projects out
there made for mobile devices, and I would imagine the convenience of
editing on the platform itself to test things immediately outweighs the
inconvenience of a small display and tiny keyboard.

Are there really devices which impose exactly an 80-column width?
Font size can be changed, so it's not a matter of a fixed number of
characters, but rather how many characters can fit on such a small
display at a reasonable size. My guess is that 80 is pretty arbitrary
nowadays, but it's much easier to stick with 80 than debate over it,
especially when display sizes vary so greatly among these devices.

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