New to Python - block grouping (spaces)

Rustom Mody rustompmody at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 09:13:57 CEST 2015


On Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:30:49 PM UTC+5:30, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> Ben Finney :
> 
> > If you only write programs that will only ever be read by you and
> > no-one else, feel free to maintain a fork of Python (or any other
> > language) that suits your personal preferences.
> 
> It would be possible to define a canonical AST storage format. Then,
> your editor could "incarnate" the AST in the syntax of your choosing.
> 
> A Python source file is an AST storage format, only it's not canonical.
> IOW, more than one Python source file can produce identical AST's. That
> isn't a problem for the specialized editors but it can be a problem for
> text editors, source code control etc.

Things like comments are a headache -- they have to be shoved into the AST rather
artificially



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