Re: Channel 7, Plan 9

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 11:28:27 -0800

> ANY programming language in which whitespace has semantic value (other
> than as a token separator) is fundamentally screwed from the outset.
> And don't give me the tired old argument about temporal spacing, having
> semantic value in spoken language, having the same value as whitespace
> in written language. Tell it to the Cobol programmers to make them feel
> better... ;-)

Oh wait! I forgot about that. 8-) At the time, the cross-platform and
cross-network interpretable stuff was rosing my glasses. As I
mentioned, I got kicked out of the church of Python a long time ago.


> Okay, that's my Python rant. Hope I didn't offend anyone *too much.*
> :-)
> Thanks for listening... ;-)
> jb