Dirck Blaskey dirck at
Thu Mar 30 09:00:59 CEST 2000

Remco Gerlich <scarblac-spamtrap at> wrote in message
news:slrn8e48f6.5oc.scarblac-spamtrap at
> dirck at wrote in comp.lang.python:
> [ On needing the : at the end of control statements ]
> > My thinking was, if the compiler is smart enough to put it in,
> > why does it need to be there in the first place?
> > what purpose does it serve?
> Let's, we have several control statements... try, except, finally, for,
> while, if, class, def, lambda... something like that. Why not call them t
> fi fo w i c d and l? :-) The compiler is smart enough for that...

Maybe I should switch to APL ? :-)

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