What does Python fix?

Courageous jkraska at san.rr.com
Sun Sep 29 12:34:35 EDT 2002

>> No, I'm talking about how newbies tend to react when you tell them
>> that block structure in Python is determined by indentation.
>What do newbies care? I'm sure if they have a problem with indentation for 
>blocks, they're going to have more trouble with remembering to put additional 
>punctuation either side of the blocks, in the right places...
>Unless, of course, your "newbie" is actually someone who has had the C-style 
>brace crap engraved on their mind before encountering Python...

When he's referring to "newbies" he means people who already know how to
program. Either that, or he's misinformed. Real newbies aren't baffled at
all by using indentation for scope. 


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