Colons, indentation and reformatting. (2)

Paddy paddy3118 at
Tue Jan 9 01:16:08 EST 2007

I was just perusing a Wikipedia entry on the "off side rule" at .
It says that the colon in Python is purely for readability, and cites
our FAQ entry
However, near the top of the Alternatives section, it states that for C
type, curly braces using languages:
  "An advantage of this is that program code can be automatically
reformatted and neatly indented without fear of the block structure

Thinking about it a little, it seems that a colon followed by
non-indented code that has just been pasted in could also be used by a
Python-aware editor as a flag to re-indent the pasted code.

Tell me it is not so, or I will be editing the Wikipedia page I think.

- Paddy.

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