Colon and underscores

Igor igor at
Sat Jul 28 06:05:21 EDT 2001

It would be really nice to know the reasons behind some syntax

What is the real purpose of the colon ":" after each if, def, etc...
Is it really required and cannot be made optional?

Why__ do __Python__ programs __need to __look__ like __swarms__ of
__underscores ? Is it OK that one must dig in underscores instead of
having a normal English word for private symbols, for example?


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