Grouping code by indentation - feature or ******?

projecktzero projecktzero at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 25 15:43:25 CET 2005


Tim Tyler wrote:
> What do you guys think about Python's grouping of code via
indentation?
>
> Is it good - perhaps because it saves space and eliminates
keypresses?
>
> Or is it bad - perhaps because it makes program flow dependent on
> invisible, and unpronouncable characters - and results in more
> manual alignment issues by preventing code formatters from managing
> indentation?
>
> Python is certainly pretty unorthodox in this area.
>
> How would you have dealt with the issue of how to group statements?
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You might read Eric Raymond's Why Python? article
[http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/3882]

I would agree with him in that it just seems natural.




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