Python indentation deters newbies?
grante at visi.com
Fri Aug 13 16:23:45 CEST 2004
On 2004-08-13, beliavsky at aol.com <beliavsky at aol.com> wrote:
> One of the most commmon reasons programmers cite for not
> trying Python is that indentation determines the program flow
> -- they think its weird.
True. I thought it was weird when I read about it. I'm not so
closed-minded that it prevented me from trying the language.
> I think programmers who actually try Python adapt quickly and
> do not find the indentation rules to be a problem.
> I wonder if there is a way to remove this initial barrier. Could an
> alternate source form be defined,
Please no!!! If you want a different language _use_ a different
language. Don't mangle Python into something else.
> so that there are matching if-endif and for-next constructs
> instead of significant indentation? The alternate source form
> and the current form would result in exactly the same .pyc
> I'm not saying that Python's use of indentation is bad, just
> that it stops many programmers from trying it.
Grant Edwards grante Yow! We have DIFFERENT
at amounts of HAIR --
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