Larry Wall's comment on python...

Greg Ewing see_reply_address at something.invalid
Wed Sep 25 22:08:27 EDT 2002

Jacob Hallen wrote:

> Please note that I didn't say anything about block
> delimiters or parentheses in this. I think they were put into programming
> languages to make it easy to write fast compilers.

I'm not sure you should lump parentheses in with
block delimiters in that statement. They've been
in use by mathematicians for centuries before
compilers were invented, and, used in moderation,
I don't think they have any adverse effect on

Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand

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