Larry Wall's comment on python...

David LeBlanc whisper at oz.net
Fri Sep 6 21:25:04 CEST 2002


The man obviously can't see the blocks for the indenting ;)

David LeBlanc
Seattle, WA USA 

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> 
> On 6 Sep 2002, Rod Stephenson wrote:
> 
> > "Python is cool to look at small bits of, but I think the "outline"
> > syntax breaks down with larger chunks of code. I'm with Aristotle on
> > the structure of discourse--a story should have a beginning, and
> > middle, and an end. So should blocks"
> > 
> > I'm not quite sure what he's trying to get at here - I guess that for
> > a long heavily indented chunk of code, you could lose track of the
> > overall structure, but I don't write code this way.
> > 
> > Any comments?
> 
> The very idea of Larry Wall lecturing on code readability is hilarious.
> 
> -Dave
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