On 6/3/14 3:43 PM, Sturla Molden wrote:
Nicholas Cole <nicholas.c...@gmail.com> wrote:
> {snip}
Unfortunately they retained the curly brackets from JS...

The curly braces come from C, and before that B and A/.

(I think others used them too before that, but it escapes me now and I'm too lazy to google it)

... but the point is that curly braces don't come from JS !

I have been engaged in a minor flame debate (locally) over block delimiters (or lack thereof) which I'm loosing. Locally, people hate python's indentation block delimiting, and wish python would adopt curly braces. I do not agree, of course; however, I am noticing when new languages come out they either use END (as in Julia) or they propagate the curly braces paradigm as in C. The issue locally is trying to pass code snippets around the net informally is a problem with indentation. My reply is, well, don't do that. For what I see as a freedom issue, folks want to format their white space (style) their way and don't want to be forced into an indentation paradigm that is rigid (or no so much!).

We even have a couple of clucks on our side of the world that refuse to even get their feet wet in python because they hate the indentation paradigm.



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