Indentations and future evolution of languages

bearophileHUGS at lycos.com bearophileHUGS at lycos.com
Fri Mar 6 02:53:52 CET 2009


This is an interesting post, it shows me that fitness plateau where
design of Python syntax lives is really small, you can't design
something just similar:

http://unlimitednovelty.com/2009/03/indentation-sensitivity-post-mortem.html

Living on a small fitness plateau isn't good, even if it's very high,
because it's evolutionary unstable :-(
Indentation-wise Haskell syntax seems one of the very few local maxima
that is close enough to the little fitness plateau where Python is.

Bye,
bearophile



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