Python indentation deters newbies?

Peter Hansen peter at
Mon Aug 16 06:45:22 CEST 2004

Keith P. Boruff wrote:

> beliavsky at wrote:
>> One of the most commmon reasons programmers cite for not trying Python
>> is that indentation determines the program flow -- they think its
>> weird. I think programmers who actually try Python adapt quickly and
>> do not find the indentation rules to be a problem.
> Honestly, I'm still not too crazy about the indentation requirements of 
> the language myself, coming from a background of using all free form 
> languages.

Did you really not indent your code in those languages consisntly


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