Semantic indentation (OpenGL)

Marek Kročák mk at
Fri Oct 12 15:52:16 CEST 2001

I am very very sorry for opening such a topic again. Before anything else
I must say that I *love* Python's way of treating indentation.

When I was at school we were doing a lot of OpenGL (in VC++). I have often
(not always but many times) used following way of indentation for making
my code a bit cleaner:


These are syntactically at the same level (compiler's point of view), but
semantically not (library's point of view). Unfortunately python does not 
allow me to use this formatting any more.

I wonder how (whether?) do other programmers cope with this. Actually this
is not a problem, I am just curious.

Marek Kročák 
(Marek Krocak)
mk at

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