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Author mark.dickinson
Recipients Tofystedeth, mark.dickinson, taleinat, terry.reedy
Date 2010-08-05.18:49:05
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I don't think this is specific to IDLE;  it also happens when launching the python interpreter directly from a terminal on OS X or Linux.  (BTW, what platform are you on?)

As far as I can tell, the TAB character is simply advancing to the next tab stop;  those tab stops are determined by the terminal, and can be controlled with the 'tabs' command on Linux.  Though if you're using the readline library, that seems to override or reset the tab settings somehow.
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