[Tutor] Curious, just being curious

Lloyd Hugh Allen lha2@columbia.edu
Thu, 31 Jan 2002 20:59:47 -0500

James M Lang wrote:
> In the online tutorial it showed examples like this:
> a = 3
> Is it really necessary for those spaces?
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Nope. Some people think those spaces make code easier to read. Others
think the spaces make code less easy to read. Check out

Now if it were the line

   a = 3

then the spaces BEFORE the 'a' (that is, the indentation of the line)
would probably be significant--if you're new, compare the output of

for foo in range(5)
    print "whee!"
print "done, I'm out of the loop"

to that of

for foo in range(5)
    print "whee!"
    print "I'm still in the loop!"