On Nov 13, 2005, at 8:07 PM, Greg Ewing wrote:
Ian Bicking wrote:
I think a better argument for this is that dedenting a literal string is more of a syntactic operation than a functional one. You don't think "oh, I bet I'll need to do some dedenting on line 200 of this module, I better import textwrap".
And regardless of the need to import, there's a feeling that it's something that ought to be done at compile time, or even parse time.
ITYM you mean "If only python were lisp". (macros, or even reader macros)