Whitespace as syntax (was Re: Python Rocks!)

Gordon McMillan gmcm at hypernet.com
Tue Feb 8 01:33:17 CET 2000


fcahoon at my-deja.com wrote:

> In article <860ftk$bas at news.or.intel.com>,
>   "tye4" <tye4 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Indentation is a confusing and lame way to separate what is inside a
> block
> > and what's outside it.
> >
> > tye4
> 
> I am not a Python user for this very reason, and I know many developers
> who are interested in the buzz about Python but when they hear "Python
> uses whitespace as syntax" refuse to touch it.

And there are many others who decide to try it anyway, and 
then discover their fears were misfounded.

It has more to do with the programmer than the so-called 
"issue".

- Gordon




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