[Python-ideas] Making colons optional?

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sun Feb 8 09:17:36 CET 2009

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.


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