Python indentation

Brian Quinlan brian at
Wed Jul 7 13:59:34 CEST 2004

Sateesh wrote:
> I surely understand the importance of indentation, but as you see there are
> beautification tools that can be used to beautiy the C code. 

I'm not sure why this is relevant.

> Also indentation is based upon ones style of coding, and I feel somewhat
> restricted when the language itself restricts someone to code in a
> particular way.

Which is why I asked you to name a desirable code construction that 
Python denies you due to it's indentation rules. If, for example, you 
find the following style compelling:

     if condition:

Then Python is, indeed, restricting you. So could you provide an actual 
example where Python is keeping you from using a style that you find 


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