Larry Wall's comment on python...

James J. Besemer jb at
Fri Sep 20 08:32:36 EDT 2002

Chris Gonnerman wrote:

>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "James J. Besemer" <jb at>
>>They are a hell of an improvement over "begin" and "end".
>I disagree slightly... I don't have to shift for the literal
>"begin" and "end" statements, and I don't have to reach either.
>I'm left-handed; my right pinky is probably my weakest finger.
>So, while I don't really *like* "begin" and "end" as in 
>Pascal, I rarely curse while typing them.
Ah.  I took a typing class in high school and in retrospect it was one 
of the most useful classes from that period in my life.


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