Python syntax in Lisp and Scheme

Andrew Dalke adalke at mindspring.com
Sun Oct 5 22:17:59 CEST 2003


Russell Wallace:
> Also Python's syntax has a whole category of pitfalls that
> C's lacks.

To be fair, there are a couple of syntax pitfalls Python doesn't
have that C has, like the dangling else

if (a)
  if (b)
    c++;
else    /* indented incorrectly but valid */
  c--

and left-right token disambiguation which turns

  a+++b

into

  a++ + b

(in early days of C, I did a =+1 only to find that =+ was
a deprecated version of += )

or in C++ makes it hader to do double level templates
because of the <<

> If Python feels right to you, then you should by all means use it.

Yup, it fits my brain, but my brain ain't yours.

                    Andrew
                    dalke at dalkescientific.com






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