Are Python's reserved words reserved in places they dont need to be?
andrew-news at andros.org.uk
Thu Sep 14 20:03:18 EDT 2006
Roy Smith wrote:
> As I remember, you didn't need the whitespace either. IIRC, your example
> above could have been written as:
It's stranger than that. FORTRAN 77 is insensitive to white space (other
than inside character literals).
So you could write the code like:
P RO G RAM KW D S
RE ALRE AL, WRITE
WRITE = 1 . 0
WRI TE(* , *)WRI TE, REAL
E N D
if you wanted to ;-)
When people complain that Python is sensitive to white space, remember
this as the opposite extreme!
[Just for completeness I will add that there are rules about what
"columns" the code has to be in, but that is separate from the white
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