Python vs. Io
paul at prescod.net
Mon Feb 2 23:56:48 CET 2004
John Roth wrote:
> "Paul Prescod" <paul at prescod.net> wrote in message
> news:mailman.1110.1075672228.12720.python-list at python.org...
>>First, if I had invented Python I would not have bothered to buck the
>>trend of using curly braces.
> I suppose I am hardly anyone else, since that it exactly what
> attracted me to Python. In fact, I will take partial responsibility
> for the indentaion syntax in IBM's ISPF mini-language - it's a
> preferance of long standing with me.
There are certainly costs and benefits to the Python way. And we've been
over them many times. ;)
I'm just saying that from a language popularity point of view,
"different" is usually perceived as "worse" unless it is really vastly
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