How coding in Python is bad for you

Ben Bacarisse ben.usenet at
Tue Jan 24 11:21:37 EST 2017

Chris Angelico <rosuav at> writes:

> On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 2:51 AM, Ben Bacarisse <ben.usenet at> wrote:
>> Chris Angelico <rosuav at> writes:
>> <snip>
>>> ... I teach JavaScript as well as Python, and I've seen some
>>> pretty horrendous indentation flaws (examples available if people ask
>>> privately, but I will anonymize them because I'm not here to shame
>>> students) - but there have been nearly as many cases where the
>>> indentation's fine and the bracket nesting isn't.
>> Can I ask what editor(s) your students have available?  I ask because
>> I've not given a moment's thought to indentation or what bracket matches
>> what for decades due to having a helpful editor.
> Quite a few, depending on which platform they're using. I'd say
> Sublime is the most common choice.

So what's going in your opinion?  The errors are in the group who don't
use the right tools or what?


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