Indentation/whitespace

Jon Perez jbperez808 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 12 04:50:36 CET 2006


Ilias Lazaridis wrote:

>>>Is Python going to support s syntax the does not use it's infamous
>>>whitespace rules? 
> 
> 
> Of course.
> 
> I estimate it will take around 1 to 2 years from now, until this 
> whitespace-concept will become optionally.
> 
> Backwards-compatibility will be kept, thus those who love this feature 
> will remain happy python users.

If enforced indentation ever became optional, it would
completely defeat its purpose, because it would then
make 'creatively' indented python code possible which
would be an absolute nightmare to maintain.

> Python accepts the diversity of its userbase - at least where
> technically possible.
>
> And in this case it is.

Don't forget Python is also very much about language feature
aesthetics, and non-enforced indentation violates Python's
creator's design sensibilities completely.







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