A Bug By Any Other Name ...
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Fri Jul 17 22:57:46 CEST 2009
J. Cliff Dyer wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-07-17 at 20:53 +0000, Albert van der Horst wrote:
>> Because unlike in algol 68 in python whitespace is relevant,
>> we could get by with requiring whitespace:
>> x= -q # okay
>> a<b and -a<c and -b < -d # okay
>> 8 ** -2 # okay
> This is actually quite thoroughly untrue. In python, *indentation* is
> significant. Whitespace (internal to a line) is not.
Whitespace (internal to a line) _mostly_ is not. It's not allowed within
names, and it is needed in the second example above, before the 'and's.
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