[clug] Bad features of programming languages.

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Thu Apr 20 05:44:01 UTC 2023

There are some things I don't like about python, but white space nesting is one of my favourite things.  Probably comes from years 
of programming in OCCAM a long time ago.  I tend to rearrange C and perl so I get white space nesting.

The main problem with white space nesting is the general problem of how text editors handle space and tabs.

On 2023/04/20 7:25 am, jhock--- via linux wrote:
> Nesting by white space, such as in Python.
> Nesting for subroutines should be done using braces, parentheses or any other left and right character pair. Finding nesting errors in spaces or tabs is very difficult.
> On 19 April 2023 11:18:52 pm AEST, Brenton Ross via linux <linux at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am having an interesting conversation about bad features of
>> programming languages.
>> I am wondering if anyone from the group has some thoughts on what they
>> hope never to see in a programming language, or just things you really
>> dislike.
>> Brenton
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