Python vs. Io

Paul Prescod paul at
Mon Feb 2 23:56:48 CET 2004

John Roth wrote:

> "Paul Prescod" <paul at> wrote in message
> news:mailman.1110.1075672228.12720.python-list at
>>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 

  Paul Prescod

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