What’s your opinion on prorgamming languages that separate lines with semicolons or those that just use a line break?
This makes such little difference that I dont care about it at all. There are so many more important factors when picking a language.
I like languages where they are not required but can be used to delimit two statements on one line. I also like Rust in that no semicolon is an implicit return
Same, I like that implicit return too, I think some other languages have that too.
Personally, I’m not a fan of semicolons and prefer if languages just used line breaks. It’s one of the reasons I like Kotlin over Java.
My biggest issue with semicolons is that they don’t convey any actual information and forgetting them is annoying.
I feel the same way. Good code is newline formatter anyway so semicolons tend to be completely reundandant. I like how python has optional support for them though as often I end up in python shell and need a one liner like import foo;foo.do_something()
Except Python is still whitespace sensitive with semicolons, so in an indented block you have to do something like function1(); function2(). In the terminal it works fine though.
Honestly, I wish they did what Ruby did and just used the end keyword.
Personally I hate end keywords - seems like a such an antipattern. I’ve been using jinja html templating language for most web stuff and the end keywords caused so much headache in my career and are really ugly.
So would you like it better if Python used braces?
How do you handle long variable names?
e.g. If (super…long…name1 && super…long…name2)
I love typos like while(true);
I feel like that shouldn’t even be allowed. Like what’s the point?
I’d say it wasn’t intended but accidental since it is possible to avoid brackets for one-line blocks in while. One could argue that the bug is in the language specs! Another could say it’s not a bug but a feature for some bizarre use. Well…
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What’s your favorite syntax family then?
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