allow line break at operators

Neil Cerutti neilc at
Fri Aug 12 08:57:22 EDT 2011

On 2011-08-12, Steven D'Aprano
<steve+comp.lang.python at> wrote:
> Chris Angelico wrote:
>> Incidentally, I will happily argue the
>> benefits of Python's significant whitespace, even though I disagree
>> with it; there are quite a few. 
> Please be careful about conflating significant indentation with significant
> whitespace. Many languages have significant whitespace:
> foo bar
> is rarely the same thing as
> foobar
> but is the same as
> foo           bar
> Python is no different.
> The only exception I can think of is *very* early Fortran, and
> that rightly is considered a mistake.

Early versions of Basic were like this, too. It was common to
compress large C64 Basic programs by removing the spaces and
substituting the command synonyms.

Neil Cerutti

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