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Most modern programming languages do not consider white space characters (spaces, tabs and newlines) syntax, ignoring them, as if they weren’t there. We consider this to be a gross injustice to these perfectly friendly members of the character set. Should they be ignored, just because they are invisible? Whitespace is a language that seeks to redress the balance. Any non whitespace characters are ignored; only spaces, tabs and newlines are considered syntax.

Whitespace must be learned.

One Comment

  1. gk wrote:

    Freedom to use whitespace as we see fit should be in the programmers constitution !

    Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 18:50 | Permalink

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