allowing braces around suites

Antoon Pardon apardon at
Fri Sep 3 08:35:28 CEST 2004

Op 2004-09-02, Jeremy Bowers schreef <jerf at>:
> On Thu, 02 Sep 2004 11:27:36 +0000, Antoon Pardon wrote:
>> I haven't come up in such a situation for tens of years. So I think
>> I'm doing well enough.
> It stuns me how stubbornly some people can persist in poor habits. This
> argument from "experience" saddens me, not impresses me.

What kind of bad habit do I have if in ten years I didn't had to
think I would like to reuse some code but couldn't because it
was too much intertwined with other code.

First you suggest I have some bad coding habit and say what
symptoms such bad habist display, and when I answer I don't
display such symptoms I still have bad habits and am persisting
in them.

> Frankly, getting back to the main point here, your little fight here is
> pointless. Ain't gonna happen. With your... ahhh.... "unique views" on
> this topic, you don't stand a chance in hell of convincing Guido, or
> anybody else, that you are right. 

> Keep writing your spaghetti code, and don't wait for Python to help you
> code that way. Good luck.

Just because I think that

  for ...
    if ...

is in general more readable than

  for ...
    if ...
      for ...

I'm writing spaghetti code.

I don't care that much if python will have such endmarkers or not.
But I would have thought the merrits and disadvantages of one approach
against the other could be discussed without me being attack for
bad coding habits, just because I personnly think such end markers
have more merrits than disadvantages.

Antoon Pardon

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