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Whitespace

Submitted by jean-paul on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 01:06
What is Whitespace? 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.

This almost made it to an "A to B" post, but unfortunately it was a bit too simple.