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In all seriousness, there's a point at which disambiguation in the parser (whether software, hardware, or wetware) is just too much work, and a bit of punctuation makes that pain go away. You can take that too far (and in the case of Python, I have to read very carefully to figure out the relationships of blocks separated by vertical whitespace) but sometimes a little consistency is not a bad thing.


In reply to Re^4: Perl 6, latest Rakudo bug or error on my part? by chromatic
in thread SOLVED: Perl6, latest Rakudo bug or error on my part? by Utilitarian

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