steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Sat Jan 2 02:05:51 CET 2010
On Fri, 01 Jan 2010 14:19:28 -0800, Chris Rebert wrote:
> For those of us who weren't around during the heyday of FORTRAN, can
> anyone describe this apparently much-reviled significant whitespace
> feature that continues to make some programmers unjustly fearful about
> Python's use of indentation?
I'm not a Fortran expert, but I understand that whitespace was optional
within lines unless needed to make something unambiguous.
In Python terms, imagine if we could write
instead of the usual
for i in range(10):
Since the colon makes it unambiguous that it is some sort of block
construct, and it starts with "for", it must be a for loop. Pretty
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