How coding in Python is bad for you

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


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

> Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> writes:
> 
>> On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 2:51 AM, Ben Bacarisse <ben.usenet at bsb.me.uk>
>> 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.



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



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