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Re: new sysinstall

From: Richard Coleman <richardcoleman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2003 19:33:28 -0400

Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai wrote:

I've done too little Python yet to comment on that, but one of my
personal pet peeves with it was the forcing of whitespace to be
essential to the flow of the code.  (*awaits rabid Python lovers to
attack him now*)  From what I know Python can do nice things as easily
as Ruby can, for example.

I'm not a Python fanatic by any stretch of the imagination. But I will comment that the "whitespace is syntax" bother me for about the first 20 lines of code. After that, you quickly get past it, and don't think about it much again.

I have found this to be generally true for most syntactic elements. It's generally the semantic details which determine (in the long run) whether you will like or dislike a particular language.

Richard Coleman

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