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Jason Bloomberg Silver badge

Python whitespace

With the python fad, and it's silly/stupid use of whitespace

That is probably the number one complaint lobbed at Python. But most complaining can produce a convincing argument for why consistent indenting and alignment is essential in any language with nested constructs, even if entirely voluntary.

Take a C program, move the braces up, remove them and semicolons, tweak the syntax a bit and there's often very little difference between that C and Python.

Once one realises it is mostly complaining about having to type whitespace which one would have chosen to type anyway that stops being so much of an issue.

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