New to Python - block grouping (spaces)

Simmo square.steve at
Thu Apr 16 15:37:33 CEST 2015

On 16/04/2015 05:07, Blake McBride wrote:
> Greetings,
> 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.  Not wanting to beat what I believe is probably a dead horse, I have one question.
> Is there a utility that will allow me to write Python-like code that includes some block delimiter that I can see, that converts the code into runnable Python code?  If so, where can I find it?
> Thanks!
> Blake McBride
Interesting point of view.  Likewise, I have used more than a dozen 
languages and I like Python a lot.  Why?  Because the use of indentation 
is (mostly) unambiguous and I find it a lot cleaner than having to check 
whether I need braces, parentheses or whatever delimiters are correct 
for a particular language.  Plus I am relieved of the stylistic debates 
about whether the start-of-block marker starts after the 'IF' or on a 
new line and how the subsequent lines of code should be aligned.

For me, Python is clean and easy to write and, more importantly, I find 
it easier to follow and understand code written by others.

Steve Simmons

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