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Riobard Zhan firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Why do you want a strong association with "here comes a suite" coming from colons?
I want that indication from something, because indentation isn't sufficient. A colon ‘:’ is a good choice because its semantic meaning has a good analogue to the same character in natural language.
Why don't you want a strong association with "here comes a statement" coming from semicolons?
Because “start of a new line at the same indentation level” is sufficient for that. (Not to mention that the very idea of “here comes a statement” is rather foreign; I have so little need for something extra to do that job that I barely recognise it as a job that needs doing.)
Can you explain the inconsistency?
Entirely different requirements.
If that's not enough for you, I think the gulf of understanding is too wide for my level of interest in exploring the reasons.
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