Python indentation deters newbies?

Y2KYZFR1 jarrodhroberson at
Sun Aug 15 06:22:34 CEST 2004

beliavsky at wrote in message news:<3064b51d.0408130615.3fc4a760 at>...
> 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.
> I wonder if there is a way to remove this initial barrier. Could an
> alternate source form be defined, 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 file.
> I'm not saying that Python's use of indentation is bad, just that it
> stops many programmers from trying it.

then it is there loss that they are so stupid and closed minded to not
try something a better way

but don't go and make something crappy because of crappy people

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