New to Python - block grouping (spaces)yhoni

Antoon Pardon antoon.pardon at
Thu Apr 16 16:09:13 CEST 2015

On 04/16/2015 03:18 PM, alister wrote:

>> As is argueing against a real position instead of making something up.
>> Nobody is argueing for arbitrary indentation.
> May I suggest that you give it a try for a month, perhaps re-writing a 
> small program you already have in a pythonic style (don't simply write c 
> in python) & see if your opinion changes.
> if not then other suggestions that python is not a language of choice for 
> you may be appropriate.
> be warned you may find it creates (or increases ) an extreme dislike for 
> C & other languages that require braces & semicolons, it did for me 
> (especially the semi-colon!)

I think you are mistaking me for someone else. I have been using python
since before 2000. I went from not liking the forced indentation to not
being bothered with it to not liking it again.

I also think that one doesn't need to discard a language just because one
doesn't like this particular feature. One can think the other characteristics
of the language are positive enough one can live with this small annoyance.

Antoon Pardon.

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