> Any language where whitespace dictates what is inside a conditional and what isn't (eg Python) needs to die a slow and painful death IMHO.
No one cares if you don't use Python (unless your managers do). If you are forced to use it, then get better tools and learn how to use it better.
In what way is 'what is inside a conditional' not determined by the colon that terminates it. Perhaps you are thinking of some other language.