How coding in Python is bad for you

Steve D'Aprano steve+python at
Tue Jan 24 11:35:56 EST 2017

On Wed, 25 Jan 2017 03:21 am, Ben Bacarisse wrote:

> Chris Angelico <rosuav at> writes:
>> On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 2:51 AM, Ben Bacarisse <ben.usenet at>
>> wrote:
>>> 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?

If braces can be inserted automatically by the compiler, then they are
useless and should be left out of the language.

“Cheer up,” they said, “things could be worse.” So I cheered up, and sure
enough, things got worse.

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