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Matthew Walton
May 12, 2004 11:29
Re: C style conditional statements
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Larry Wall wrote:
> On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 09:47:04AM +0100, Matthew Walton wrote:
> : For some reason, lots of people don't like it when indentation is 
> : what's controlling their code structure...
> Indentation is a wonderful form of commentary from programmer to
> programmer, but its symbology is largely wasted on the computer.
> We don't tell poets how to format their poetry.

When you put it like that, I'm almost converted. My favourite language 
that does indentation as syntax is Haskell - where it's optional, so I'm 
not really all that passionate about it. I just don't mind it.

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