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Old 24 August 2015, 23:34   #304
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Originally Posted by idrougge View Post
Once you get used to curly braces (and learn to type it if you have a non-English keyboard), they may seem simple enough, but they also take some effort for the brain to decode.
Agreed. Although I haven't used any programming languages (as such) that use curly braces, the script that is used to describe scenes in POVray (PC software) does.

Originally Posted by idrougge View Post
I had my doubts about trying to teach a beginner programmer the art of Python indentation, but I think I've come to the conclusion that it makes sense. C programmers tend to indent their blocks as well, even though they have their braces, so why do both when one will do?
I always indent my BASIC code (for the languages that allow it, which is most modern BASIC languages) where appropriate. For example...

For Y=0 to 250
    For X=0 to 319
        MYCOLOR=INT((X/50)+10+(Y*50)) Mod 16
        Plot X,Y,MYCOLOR
    Next X
Next Y
I usually only indent between instructions like While... Wend, If... Endif etc.
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