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"... If you find indentation to be a pain in Python, you haven't configured your editor properly. ..."

While it's easy to config your own editor [0]. There are other factors

* uncommonly used editors [1]

* other users/developers

Of the two, other developers is the biggest pain. You have to make sure each developers editor conforms to your coding standards. [1] But making "quick changes" on the server, can short-cut such safeguards.

[0] http://wiki.python.org/moin/HowToEditPythonCode

[1] http://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonEditors

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