ANN: Dao Language v.0.9.6-beta is release!

Steve Holden steve at
Sat Dec 10 10:01:14 CET 2005

Zeljko Vrba wrote:
> On 2005-12-08, Steven D'Aprano <steve at> wrote:
>>Making a mistake in indentation level is precisely analogous to leaving
>>out markers in other languages. If your editor is smart enough, and the
> But look at the following example:
> if a:
>   some_code1
> if b:
>   some_code2
> If I accidentaly delete if b:, then some_code2 gets under the if a: which is
> not intended. With braces (or other delimiters):
> if(a) {
>   some_code1;
> }
> if(b) {
>   some_code2;
> }
> if I delete if(b) I get a syntax error about unmatched braces. IMO, the "right"
> way to handle braces in C is always to  include them, even when they are not
> technically obligatory. I code like that for a long time and it has saved me
> a lot of headache. 

My advice would be to stop using punch cards and start using a sensible 
text editor. Your use case is somewhat unconvincing in the 21st century.

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