allow line break at operators

Neil Cerutti neilc at norwich.edu
Fri Aug 12 14:57:22 CEST 2011


On 2011-08-12, Steven D'Aprano
<steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> 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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