Re: Tabs v.s. spaces
On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 09:10:53AM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
| > Please actually try to code something in Python before commenting on its use
| > of spaces. It is unlike the times of Fortran: in Fortran spaces are used to
| > make programs easy to read by machines; in Python spaces are used to make
| > programs easy to read by human.
| then why are they significant?
So that anything that attempts to parse the program, be it human or
Python, can tell when nested blocks begin and end?
FWIW it seems that most people who have actually /used/ Python quite
like the significant whitespace thing, even if the idea makes them a bit
squeamish at first.