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Old 25 August 2015, 08:29   #307
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People that complain about syntactic indentation seem to never have used a language using it, often making ridiculous assertions while ignoring the problems with their favorite language (most often C family languages).

With that said and disregarding the visual clarity of syntactic indentation I personally think block based syntax is a better choice for readability. Examples from my toy project:

if x=123
  ...          -- actually a valid statement :)

if x=123 then ... -- short version without block

for i=0..100 by 2

for i=0..100 by 2 do ... -- short version
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