How coding in Python is bad for you

Ben Bacarisse ben.usenet at bsb.me.uk
Tue Jan 24 14:21:08 EST 2017


Steve D'Aprano <steve+python at pearwood.info> writes:

> 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.

I'm, not sure I agree but that would be a whole new topic.  I'm talking
about tools (editors specifically) that help the author to write what
they intend to write.

-- 
Ben.


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