On Sat, Sep 27, 2003 at 10:06:22AM -0600, why the lucky stiff wrote:
| > 3. The following is not related to the error but, since I'm writing,
| > I'll ask. Can tabs be used at the start of lines? I've seen stuff
| > saying yes and stuff saying no. (I can use `expand' to replace tabs by
| > spaces but it's silly doing so if I don't need to.)
| Tabs have been outlawed.
Tabs have been outlawed since they are expanded differently
by different editors and tools. And since indentation is so
critical to proper interpretation of YAML, this issue is just
too tricky to even attempt. Indeed Guido van Rossum of Python
has acknowledged that allowing TABs in Python source is a
headache for many people and that were he to design Python
again, he would forbid them.
I updated the YAML FAQ on this one. Sorry that it got out-of-date.
See http://yaml.org/faq.html -- any other FAQ items?