New to Python - block grouping (spaces)

Rustom Mody rustompmody at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 04:08:50 CEST 2015


On Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 11:23:20 PM UTC+5:30, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> Programmers use source code as text for the same reason that wheels are
> still round. Wheels have been round for thousands of years! Why can't we
> try something modern, like triangular wheels? Or something fractal in
> three-dimensions... maybe cauliflower shaped?

So also did people believe for a good 2000 years that acceleration due to gravity
is proportional to mass until Galileo climbed up the tower of Pisa and dropped
2 different weight objects
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo%27s_Leaning_Tower_of_Pisa_experiment

Analogies can work both ways

And before you ask something like

| What does this have to do with creating a language with configurable syntax?
| Just because C/Unix was a good idea doesn't mean every idea related to
| programming language design is also a good idea. 

let me spell it out:
Prestige of Aristotle stymies progress of physics of 2 millennia 
likewise
Prestige of Unix development environment keeps us stuck with text files when
the world has moved on



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