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Boyko Bantchev wrote:
I don't think that the indentation rule is, or was, ``a stupid
idea'', although I would prefer to be able to use an alternative
style as well (as in Haskell).  First, it is not all the
``whitespace'' that is meaningful, just indentation.
Second, the problem with `make' is not about indentation,
it is about using tabs -- something that one usually doesn't
see, but which can easily, and automatically, change or
disappear without the user even noticing it did.
With the indentation itself I see no problem whatsoever.

You're holding up make as a poster child for indentation? It is the worst syntax I have ever seen! I am shocked that it survives from the 60's! It just goes to show that people will literally use anything, as long as it has example source to reference!

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