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I know one basic point, namely mandatory indenting, and that single basic point is enough for me to dislike it.

It seems to me like you're taking a idea from another paradigm and using it in your paradigm. See how the shoe fits its intended foot, not some other foot.

I've had similiar discussions with a C programming friend of mine. He so dislikes Perl because you have to type ord to get the ASCII value of a char. He finds it completely silly. The fact that you rarely want to use ord in the typical Perl task doesn't occure to him.

I think he does wrong in judging a feature of Perl like that. I think he should first try to grasp the whole concept of Perl--what it's for, why people like it, and how the pieces fit the Perl puzzle. If he then choose to dislike it I can respect his opinion.

Take any piece of art (not fractals). Zoom in a lot. Can you appreciate its beauty now? Probably not.

I can keep writing analogies all day, but I'll stop now.

Just my thought,

PS. I realize you don't say that Python is a bad language, but I'm saying that you should evaluate mandatory indenting in a Python mind-set, not as a standalone phenomena.

In reply to Re: Re: Re: Mandatory indenting by ihb
in thread Mandatory indenting by Juerd

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