Python is readable

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 16:13:46 CET 2012


On 3/15/12 2:55 PM, Kiuhnm wrote:
> On 3/15/2012 15:28, Tim Golden wrote:

>> http://docs.python.org/faq/design.html#why-are-colons-required-for-the-if-while-def-class-statements
>
> The second one is slightly easier to read because it's syntax-highlighted. Was
> that on purpose?

No, it's an unintended side effect. The (automated) syntax highlighting was 
added to the FAQ much, much later than that entry was written. The syntax 
highlighting tool does not recognize the first example as Python, so it does not 
apply Python syntax highlighting to it.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco




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