Whitespace as syntax (was Re: Python Rocks!)

Tony J Ibbs (Tibs) tony at lsl.co.uk
Thu Feb 10 11:40:11 CET 2000

Evan Gibson wrote, on 10 February 2000 02:05:
> Imagine my surprise when I came across python and it was almost IDENTICAL
> to the version of pseudo-code I used to use (Except for putting colons at
> the end of "if" statements!).


> To me whitespace indentation is one of the best features of python. It
> makes python almost the same as the make-believe programming language I
> actually think in.

Which is an excellent summary of why many of us (who normally try *very*
hard to be part of a *silent* majority) love Python just the way it is.

Tony J Ibbs (Tibs)      http://www.tibsnjoan.demon.co.uk/
.. "equal" really means "in some sense the same, but maybe not
.. the sense you were hoping for", or, more succinctly, "is
.. confused with". (Gordon McMillan, Python list, Apr 1998)
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