Riobard Zhan wrote:
Colons are redundant too because they are precisely equivalent to a newline + a deeper level of indentation.
You have been given many examples showing that this is not true. At best, it is often true, but certainly not always.
At this point, the horse is not just dead, it has rotted away to a skeleton. I don't believe there is any point continuing to beat it. If anyone other than Riobard thinks differently, please speak up.