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Discussion on: Language Review: Python (Episode One)

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Matthew Schwartz

I've been using Python for many years and I don't think I've ever ran into an indentation error. IDEs and text editors have been assisting with indentation forever. Modern IDEs like Pycharm go a step ahead and warn you of bad indentation.

Although, I'm one of those developers who follows every language's syntax as I write it. Many developers write sloppy code and clean it up later. I could see it being frustrating in that situation.

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I know with the help of IDEs it's very hard to get indentation errors but there are situations when you don't have the luxury of having this advanced IDE's.

Sometimes back, I automated, some migration scripts that are actually running on a remote server and the only option I had for an editor was Notepad. It was a nightmare for me.

Other than that I totally agree with you 😊

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Christian Ledermann

VS Code is also not the best Editor for python when it comes to indentation, I miss my good old Geany when it comes to that.

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I used Geany too earlier 😅 but Pycharm for Python is way better than VScode just like Intellij IDEA is for java 🙃