Indentations and future evolution of languages

Kay Schluehr kay.schluehr at gmx.net
Fri Mar 6 09:21:55 CET 2009


On 6 Mrz., 02:53, bearophileH... at lycos.com wrote:
> 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-mort...
>
> 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

This is all derived from a blog post about a language no one cares
about?



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