Beginning programming with Python

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Fri Nov 19 10:32:56 CET 1999


Boudewijn Rempt <boud at rempt.xs4all.nl> wrote:
> I tend to forget the colons after function and class definitions and
> everywhere else and the double == in if's - mainly because, for the life
> of Brian, I can't see why they are there. It seems to me the language
> would be just as easily parseable and readable without this bit of
> interpunction.

guess you weren't part of the CWI design team -- they
did test this on humans, you know, and discovered that
the language wasn't as easily parseable and readable
without the colons...

</F>

    "We did requirements and task analysis, iterative
    design, and user testing. You'd almost think pro-
    gramming languages were an interface between
    people and computers." -- Steven Pemberton





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