[oclug] Evolution problem
rod at giffinscientific.com
Tue Jun 17 00:12:55 EDT 2003
On Mon, 2003-06-16 at 23:24, Brad Barnett wrote:
> On 16 Jun 2003 23:14:09 -0400
> Rod Giffin <rod at giffinscientific.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2003-06-16 at 22:43, Brad Barnett wrote:
> > > Furthermore, Python's whitespace indentation is void of merit.
> > > Completely. It puts form before function, as is clearly demonstrated,
> > > and that is _always_ flawed. Whitespace indentation can cause many
> > > problems, and there is simply no need for it. It is obvious that I
> > > have reasons for disagreeing with Python's way of doing things, but
> > > you boil it down to"Just because someone else's ideas are different
> > > from yours does not make them void of merit.". No so, as I _clearly_
> > > conveyed in my last message.
> > >
> > > Functionality first, form second. Always. Python breaks that rule
> > > right away.
> > Gfawspffft. Geez, don't say things like that when I'm having a coffee!
> > Exactly what problem can whitespace indentation cause?
> I didn't say whitespace indentation causes any problems at all.
Blink. Excuse me? Read your paragraph above. If something is _always_
flawed, and there is "simply no need for it", then it stands to reason
that it is a general statement. Nonetheless, I'll rephrase:
> I said Python's whitespace indentation causes problems. Keep my sentences
> in context, please.
So, in what way is whitespace indentation in Python problematic, or
flawed if you will, then?
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