Re: [RFC] Draft Proposal for New Python Syntax

Steven Miale (
Wed, 25 May 1994 10:09:40 -0500

In article <>,
Klamer Schutte <> wrote:
>This looks nice to me. However, I do not see any reason for using a ;
>to terminate statements. IMHO, a newline can be used for that purpose,
>assuming that macro processors and mailers can handle newline
>statements easily. (Or: use a ; as an alternative to a newline, but do
>not make it obliged.)

The proposal used semicolons to terminate statements, and so I threw
that in with the alternative. Also, it might be nice sometimes to
put more than one statement on a line, in which case the semicolon
comes in handy.


Steven Miale - | Don't blame me - 
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN  | I voted Libertarian.