New to Python: Features

Sam Holden sholden at flexal.cs.usyd.edu.au
Tue Oct 5 10:57:03 CEST 2004


On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 09:43:27 +0200, Alex Martelli <aleaxit at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Richard Blackwood <richardblackwood at cloudthunder.com> wrote:

[snip]

>> 
>> Because Python is...well...more Pythonic.  I much prefer it (esp. 
>> whitespace).
>
> I suspect that with the same tricks used in 'lingua latina perligata'
> you could make Perl use whitespace like Python, while keeping deeper
> semantic aspects, such as the ability to add integers and strings, which
> you appear to keenly desire.

In fact the same author did so many moons ago:

http://
groups.google.com/groups?selm=7g6gi5%24eb4%241%40towncrier.cc.monash.edu.au

It's nothing like what python actually uses syntax wise, but it's the idea
that counts right...

-- 
Sam Holden



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