Py3K idea: why not drop the colon?

Steve Holden steve at
Thu Nov 16 11:30:52 CET 2006

Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> Magnus Lycka wrote:
>> Which is the better writing style for text intended for human readers?
>> I have some things to say:
>>      Seagulls belong in the sky.
>>      Colon fits in the text.
>> I have some things to say
>> {
>>      Seagulls belong in the text.
>>      Colon fits in the belly.
>> }
> have anyone counted the number of colons used in this way by the OP,
> in his first few posts ?  (if there isn't a name for the law that
> states that the number for a "let's remove the colons" proposal is 
> always greater than zero, someone should come up with one...)
I'm always surprised by the amount of energy that's put into this type 
of discussion - even the OP has suggested that this isn't a big issue. 
If it's not a big issue why is this thread still going? Every language 
has a syntax. Why not just accept it as a given and get on with more 
productive activities?

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