[TUHS] python

emanuel stiebler emu at e-bbes.com
Fri Aug 4 01:24:00 AEST 2023

On 2023-08-03 09:29, Rob Pike wrote:
> The idea of indentation defining structure seemed really cool when it 
> arose. I first saw it in a toy language called Henry, back in the early 
> 1980s.
> But over time the notion that invisible characters define program 
> execution created so many problems that in retrospect it is ill advised 
> despite its prevalence. In fact its prevalence makes it even less 
> advisable, as it creates yet more areas for trouble.

Most editors have some "beautify modes" which can fix indentation,
so the programmer sees what he is doing in deep nested stuff.

Counting "white spaces" in 21st century?

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