[TUHS] tabs vs spaces - entab, detab

Steve Nickolas usotsuki at buric.co
Sun Mar 7 10:25:01 AEST 2021

On Sat, 6 Mar 2021, Bakul Shah wrote:

> On Mar 6, 2021, at 1:22 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, 4 Mar 2021, Andy Kosela wrote:
>>> [...] and that is akin to trying to define the value of PI to be 3."
>> Urban myth.
> From the Kings James Bible
> https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/kjv/kjv-idx?type=DIV1&byte=1392613
> 1 Kings 7:23
>> And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it 
>> was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of 
>> thirty cubits did compass it round about.
> There seem to be various explanations for the above but perhaps it is 
> the genesis of the common “define the value of pi to be 3” idea?

I believe it was - I've heard of it before.  And I run in the kind of 
circles that would be likely to say "π=3.0 because JEBUS!" or 
"geocentricity because JEBUS!" :/  (In fact, it took a second to realize I 
was reading a TUHS post.)

I worry for humanity.


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