Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jun 2007 20:10 UTC, submitted by ganges master
General Development Guido van Rossum, the creator of the Python programming language, has published on his blog an interesting status report for Python 3.0 ('Python 3000'), the upcoming major revision to the language scheduled for mid-2008. He discusses the rationale for redesigning the language, syntax changes, new features and libraries and inter-compatibility issues.
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Re: Indentation
by richmoore on Tue 26th Jun 2007 08:56 UTC
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2005-08-06

Do you think it's a practical problem or is it just that you don't like it?

Whilst I like python and use it a lot both at home and at work, I have definitely had problems resulting from this. The trouble is that as soon as the indentation is damaged, either by someone using an editor that is configured to use hard tabs or by copying code to another place (eg. to move it into a function) then the semantics of the code are destroyed. I can live with this, but I think the people who are claim 'there is no problem' are just burying their heads in the sand.

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