in reply to FGATAW - the companion to a FAQ

"Python is bad because it has white-space identiation rules"

saw it innumerable times.

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Re^2: FGATAW - the compantion to a FAQ
by Jenda (Abbot) on Jul 08, 2005 at 14:29 UTC

    Well, I think this statement is understandable. It does sound strange and feel awkward at first. But I believe it's something you can easily get used to. I've never used Python myself, but I used to program in Clean which uses (optionaly) the whitespace indentation rules as well and got used to it much sooner than expected. But it surely did sound crazy at first.

    XML sucks. Badly. SOAP on the other hand is the most powerfull vacuum pump ever invented.

Re^2: FGATAW - the compantion to a FAQ
by Cap'n Steve (Friar) on Jul 10, 2005 at 07:27 UTC
    Not necessarily bad, just annoying. There's something oh so wrong about escaping new lines. Not '\n', I'm talking about:
    $var = "this\ is\ one line";