Re: [RFC] Draft Proposal for New Python Syntax

Steven Miale (
Fri, 27 May 1994 10:27:36 -0500

In article <>, Ty Sarna <> wrote:
>In C, I do from time to time bracket a block of
>code differently than I intended and differently than I indented it.

I taught a "introduction to C" lab last semester, and there were many
times when students would type in the following:

if (condition) {
do_this; }

and spent hours trying to deduce why it was doing the Wrong Thing.

>have never written code that was bracketed correctly but indented wrong.
>I can't see how that would ever happen except to beginning programmers,
>and they really, really need to learn to indent correctly.

Very true.


Steven Miale - | Don't blame me - 
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