I come to praise .join, not to bury it...

Alex Martelli aleaxit at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 6 10:20:06 CET 2001

"Erno Kuusela" <erno-news at erno.iki.fi> wrote in message
news:kuu257kb1n.fsf at lasipalatsi.fi...
> In article <97rka002k9 at news1.newsguy.com>, "Alex Martelli"
> <aleaxit at yahoo.com> writes:
> | I have not heard ANY _technical_ arguments opposed to
> | this last time the discussion went around -- nothing but
> | vague aesthetic, "it should be the other way", "I find it
> | ugly" kind of complaints.
> what's wrong with vague aesthetic?-) if lots of people share it,
> it's not to be dismissed so lightly.

Lots of people share the 'vague aesthetic' of desiring
to use braces instead of whitespace to delimit blocks
of statements, for example.

Python dismisses that lightly, and that is definitely
a part of what makes it such a wonderful language.


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