Language mavens: Is there a programming with "if then else ENDIF" syntax?

Erik Max Francis max at
Mon Nov 16 23:37:11 CET 2009

r wrote:
> On Nov 16, 10:54 am, Steve Ferg <steve.ferg.bitbuc... at>
> wrote:
>> I've often thought that a language with this kind of block-free syntax
>> would be nice and intuitive:
>>     if <condition> then
>>         do stuff
>>     elif <condition> then
>>         do stuff
>>     else
>>         do stuff
>>     endif
> WHY? Python's syntax is by far the most elegant of all, no need to
> show the end of a block. Python is the smartest kid on the block. And
> are you saying you would rather type "then" instead of ":" and "endif"
> instead of "\n"?
> No thanks!

You clipped out the part where he explicitly said it was not a 
suggestion to change Python.

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