Python 1.6 The balanced language

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Wed Sep 6 15:24:32 CEST 2000

"Piet van Oostrum" <piet at> wrote in message
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> >>>>> "Alex Martelli" <aleaxit at> (AM) writes:
> AM> Complex?  The *syntax* of Haskell?!  Why, it even uses
> AM> indent and linebreak Pythonically...
> I find the complete language defintion of Haskell quite complicated (and I

Yes, the language is.  But, its _syntax_...?

> learned Algol 68 from the Reports, the original and the Revised, and
> several intermediate versions).

My hat is off to you -- *those* were way above my head.

> But for normal use you can stick with a large subset that is quite simple.

And what _syntactical_ features are out of that subset...?


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