Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 15th Jul 2006 22:45 UTC
.NET (dotGNU too) Jeff Cogswell writes: "I'm about to make a confession. Even though I've written several books and articles about C++, I have a secret: C++ isn't my favorite language. I have lots of languages that I use, each one for different purposes. But the language I consider my all-time favorite is Python."
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RE: Python is . . .
by Karma_Police on Sun 16th Jul 2006 10:46 UTC in reply to "Python is . . ."
Karma_Police
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2006-06-19

indentation as a syntactic element is bad? Why? Don't you indent your code anyway to make it readable? So whats the difference having it be a syntactic element or not?

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RE[2]: Python is . . .
by Cloudy on Sun 16th Jul 2006 17:55 in reply to "RE: Python is . . ."
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2006-02-15

Because there are situtation in which it's actually clearer to have two statements on one line than to separate them.

The canonical example in C is manual loop unrolling.

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RE[3]: Python is . . .
by Tuishimi on Sun 16th Jul 2006 17:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Python is . . ."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Your opinion. I would say just the opposite. In fact I have many many places in code I have written where I have explicitly commented on the fact that my code could have been more syntactically optimized by I chose NOT to for the sake of clarity, for anyone who had to support my code in the future.

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