Smalltak [RE: Whitespace as syntax (was Re: Python Rocks!)]

Aahz Maruch aahz at
Fri Feb 11 00:30:08 EST 2000

In article <000601bf7382$c3009040$8e2d153f at tim>,
Tim Peters <tim_one at> wrote:
>and-get-those-ugly-colons-out-of-smalltalk<wink>-ly y'rs  - tim

Here's an interesting question that I don't think I've seen here: given
that the semicolon is not a significant character in Python, why wasn't
it chosen as the tuple creator?  Would make it a lot easier to do, say,

def foo(bar):
	print bar

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