Grouping code by indentation - feature or ******?
jstroud at mbi.ucla.edu
Fri Mar 25 20:31:33 CET 2005
On Friday 25 March 2005 08:39 am, Ivan Van Laningham wrote:
> As far as grouping by indentation goes, it's why I fell in love with
> Python in the first place. Braces and so on are just extraneous cruft
> as far as I'm concerned. It's the difference between Vietnamese verbs
> and Latin verbs;-)
Say I buy into the indentation ideology. Python then has this inconsistency: :
Why do we need : at the end of our if and for loops? I spend approximately 6
minutes/100 lines of code going back and finding all of the times I missed :.
Is it for cheating?
if False: print ":"
Now, what happened to the whitespace idea here? This code seems very
unpythonic. I think : is great for slices and lamda where things go on one
line, but to require it to specify the start of a block of code seems a
James Stroud, Ph.D.
UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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