Identation idiocy (was Re: Why so few Python jobs?)
"Jürgen A. Erhard"
juergen.erhard at gmx.net
Sun Sep 30 02:45:16 CEST 2001
>>>>> "Peter" == Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> writes:
Peter> Dave Swegen wrote:
>> At my workplace python is viewed with extreme suspicion by the
>> software engineering people for one simple reason: They're
>> extremely suspicious of the indentation issue [...]
Peter> Personally, I read about the indentation "issue" before I
Peter> even saw Python, thought "neat!", and decided to give it a
As I read this, I remembered my reaction to the indentation issue:
"Occam used that too, and I thought it was cool then, so why shouldn't
it cool now?" (BTW, I never had occasion to use Occam, just read
about it in a series of articles about the "Transputer" chips in the
german magazine c't)
BTW, the thing that sold me to Python: "This looks like the pseudocode
I always wrote!". (I've seen this mentioned in the past, but haven't
seen it in quite a while, so I thought I'd bring it back just this
Jürgen A. Erhard (juergen.erhard at gmx.net, jae at users.sf.net)
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