Colons, indentation and reformatting. (2)
paddy3118 at netscape.net
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.
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