BASIC or Python?
philh at comuno.freeserve.co.uk
Tue Jul 10 13:31:24 CEST 2001
On Tue, 10 Jul 2001 02:17:31 GMT, Gerry Quinn <gerryq at indigo.ie> wrote:
>In case anyone is fooled, here's an example from the tutorial at
>www.python.org, which also has a FAQ on what Python is for:
>>>> for n in range(2, 10):
>.. for x in range(2, n):
>.. if n % x == 0:
>.. print n, 'equals', x, '*', n/x
>.. print n, 'is a prime number'
>Now some people may very well find that lovable, but I certainly don't.
>Note how the clever language design means that the 'else' must be
>level-indented with the 'for'. No doubt longer programs are even more
>fun. The FAQ on increasing speed helpfully notes that function calls
>The second print statement is one character offset from the 'if' - I
>don't know whether that is necessary or not. It is unlikely that I will
>ever wish to know.
I don't wish you to know either. Python is far too sensible a
language for the likes of you to be using it.
## Philip Hunt ## philh at comuno.freeserve.co.uk ##
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