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   Re: [xml-dev] The Browser Wars are Dead! Long Live the Browser Wa rs!

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Straying off-topic, but:

tblanchard wrote:

> I like the python runtime model but I'm not fond of syntax that cares
> about white space and haven't had occasion to personally take it up.

*Everyone* says this when they first look at Python (Haskell, too).

*Almost everyone* who finally tries Python (or Haskell) soon
comes to realize that indentation-based syntax actually works
pretty well.

(The same is largely true for Lisp and "all those parentheses".)

Try Python.  Don't let the whitespace rules scare you off;
this isn't like FORTRAN, Python's layout system is well-designed
and easy to work with.

--Joe English



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