BASIC or Python?

Bruce Sass bsass at freenet.edmonton.ab.ca
Tue Jul 10 19:25:13 CEST 2001


On Tue, 10 Jul 2001, Benjamin.Altman wrote:
> stremler at rohan.sdsu.edu wrote:
>
> > I'll just quote:
> >
> >    This is also one reason I dislike Python. Indentation is part of the
> >    documentation of the program, and as such it shouldn't be parsed by the
> >    compiler.                             -- Peter da Silva (September 1999)
> >
>
> Who cares?  The above is just personal opinion and preference like everything else - not a rule or
> law.

Naw, it is just plain wrong.  Obviously indentation is part of the
Python programming language, remove it and the program will fail.

if s!is part!should be part!  then it is opinion.

I'd be more interested in hearing if Mr. da Silva has changed his
mind in the last few years.


- Bruce





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