[Python-Dev] [PATCH] Adding braces to __future__
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Fri Dec 9 23:21:42 CET 2011
On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Cedric Sodhi <manday at gmx.net> wrote:
> IF YOU THINK YOU MUST REPLY SOMETHING WITTY, ITERATE THAT THIS HAD BEEN
> DISCUSSED BEFORE, REPLY THAT "IT'S SIMPLY NOT GO'NNA HAPPEN", THAT "WHO
> DOESN'T LIKE IT IS FREE TO CHOOSE ANOTHER LANGUAGE" OR SOMETHING
> SIMILAR, JUST DON'T.
Every single response in this thread so far has ignored this request. The
correct response honoring this should have been deafening silence.
For me, if I had to design a new language today, I would probably use
braces, not because they're better than whitespace, but because pretty much
every other lanugage uses them, and there are more interesting concepts to
distinguish a new language. That said, I don't regret that Python uses
indentation, and the rest I have to say about the topic would violate the
--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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