I have to manually adjust indentation because the editor can't figure it out
Try using a Python editor? I don't want to start the next "emacs vs vi" round, but seriously...
...and my editor will correct the formatting. For python, I would also have to manually...
Just like a C editor "corrects the formatting" for C, a Python editor "corrects the formatting" for Python.
You can downmod me all you want and tell stories how you managed to secure a Windows machine with your ninja IT skills, the average household's computer is like the "house" from TFA.
You see, my house has a virus again. Technically it’s malware. But there’s no patch yet...
a) Do not let a Windows machine control your hose. US Navy tried that. Bad idea.
b) Going by the past history there won't be a patch from Microsoft. Wait for a third-party A/V software to come out with a fix.
FORTRAN and Lisp (and BASIC and C, only somewhat later) made programmers about as productive, within a reasonably small constant factor, as anything since.
I recently switched from C to Python, and my productivity shot up ~100 times. For example, I created a tree of hashes to perform pattern matching on large data sets in linear time. It took me 2 hours from concept to production run. Also factor in a huge library that does everything needed on this planet, ease of maintaining 100x fewer lines of code and 0 memory management hurdles.
The downside is that it runs 100 times slower than C, but since it is the programmer's productivity your are talking about, you are very wrong.