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

John Roth newsgroups at jhrothjr.com
Fri Mar 25 14:22:39 CET 2005


"Antoon Pardon" <apardon at forel.vub.ac.be> wrote in message 
news:slrnd482k3.20i.apardon at rcpc42.vub.ac.be...
> Op 2005-03-25, Tim Tyler schreef <tim at tt1lock.org>:
>> What do you guys think about Python's grouping of code via indentation?
>>
>> Is it good - perhaps because it saves space and eliminates keypresses?
>
> I think it was a mistake, but I'm probably in the minority here.

Um, why?

I think it isn't quite what's needed, based on the observation that it makes
shifting from expression to statement context difficult enough that useful 
features
like blocks don't have a decent syntax.

On the other hand, it saves me an awful lot of hassle; it's one less thing
to have to get into my head.

John Roth
>
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> Antoon Pardon 




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