New to Python - block grouping (spaces)

BartC bc at
Sun Apr 19 13:44:56 CEST 2015

On 18/04/2015 03:22, Rustom Mody wrote:
> On Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 6:49:30 AM UTC+5:30, Dan Sommers wrote:
>> On Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:05:52 +0100, BartC wrote:
>>> (Actually *I* would quite like to know why languages don't have
>>> switchable syntax anyway to allow for people's personal preferences.)
>> You want LISP, the programmable programming language.

I don't really want Lisp (not even with a shiny new syntax).

> You got it!!
> One of the deep paradoxes in 'getting' programming is that you cant do
> programming without some syntax; and yet syntax is irrelevant.

Yes, exactly!

When I sometimes want to code in Python, why can't I used my usual syntax?

The tabbing isn't so much of a big deal, but, for example, I normally 
use ":=" and  "=" for Python's "=" and "==" operators, and it can be a 
nuisance when switching between syntaxes. (At least Python picks up the 
use of "=" inside an expression, unlike C...)


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