Subject: Re: RFC: Lisp/Scheme with less parentheses through Python-like significant indentation? From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 2000/08/09 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Michael Hudson <email@example.com> | From an experienced Pythoneer: don't knock what you don't know. Let's keep this sage advice in mind for just a few seconds. | Have you actually found it's dependence on whitespace a problem | (other than the "ooh this is different therefore it's bad" response)? Why are you so unfathomably stupid as to think it's OK for _you_ to knock what you don't know right after you've told others not to? How the hell did you come up with the _chutzpah_ required to write such an obvious attack based on your own ignorance of how others reacted to Python's significant whitespace? Some people just prove that human procreation is too cheap. The reason _I_ don't like Python's significant whitespace is that I don't want to keep doing indentation by hand. I'm sure it looks good after the fact, but before the fact, which I automatically think about as I keep writing stuff and make my living writing, it involves a lot of _unnecessary_ work. But hey, if you're used to C++ and you think Perl's way too ugly, but still has merits, Python probably wins. If you're used to Common Lisp, I fail to see how Python could win, except over C++ and Perl and possibly Java. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.