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

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> On Wednesday, October 23, 2002, at 03:48  PM, John Cowan wrote:
> >
> > Python is essentially Scheme with indentation instead of parentheses.
> Yeah, which seems fragile to me considering the number of programs and 
> editors I have lying around that silently convert tabs to n spaces and 
> vice versa - it just doesn't strike me as a robust syntax design.

I'm sorry, but it strikes you wrongly.  Corruption of Python source files is 
no more a problem with Python than it is with any othr language, in my long 
experience with it (and other languages).  For the very rare cases where 
tab/space is a problem, tabnanny.py is a very effective "lint", and usually 
does the trick.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
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Python&XML column: 2. Introducing PyXML - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/09/25/p
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