New to Python - block grouping (spaces)
alister.nospam.ware at ntlworld.com
Thu Apr 16 09:46:24 CEST 2015
On Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:07:45 -0700, Blake McBride wrote:
> I am new to Python. I am sorry for beating what is probably a dead
> horse but I checked the net and couldn't find the answer to my question.
> I like a lot of what I've seen in Python, however, after 35 years and
> probably a dozen languages under my belt, I very strongly disagree with
> the notion of using white space to delimit blocks.
as others have suggested this is a core to python as it enforces
readability. Many new python programmes find it strange but usually take
to it quite quickly.
what I find strange is that although these programmers initially disliked
forced indentation they were voluntarily indenting there existing code
anyway. Take a look at your existing code base & see if this would indeed
be the case.
Stephens suggestion of using comments @ the start & end of your blocks
may be useful during the learning phase.
A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that
will not yield to the tongue.
-- Ambrose Bierce
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