Python vs. Io

Andrew Henshaw andrew.henshaw at gtri.gatech.edu
Mon Feb 2 14:18:33 CET 2004


Paul Prescod wrote:

...snip...
> First, if I had invented Python I would not have bothered to buck the
> trend of using curly braces. Hardly anyone chooses Python because of
> that feature and some are turned off by it. 
...snip...


Not that this invalidates your point, as I still fall into the category of
'hardly anyone'; but, the indentation-identified block is precisely the
reason I first tried Python.  Having used Occam for many years, I was very
pleased to find a language that recognized the superiority of that style.


--Andy



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