Python IF THEN chain equivalence
invalid at invalid
Thu Nov 13 23:40:48 CET 2008
On 2008-11-13, Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid> wrote:
> On 2008-11-13, jzakiya <jzakiya at mail.com> wrote:
>> I'm translating a program in Python that has this IF Then chain
>> IF x1 < limit: --- do a ---
>> IF x2 < limit: --- do b ---
>> IF x3 < limit: --- do c ---
>> IF x10 < limt: --- do j ---
> The placement of the THEN statements makes absolutely no sense
> in any language I've ever seen.
>> In other words, as long as 'xi' is less than 'limit' keep going
>> down the chain, and when 'xi' isn't less than 'limit' jump to end of
>> chain a continue.
>> Is this the equivalence in Python?
>> IF x1 < limit:
>> --- do a ---
>> elif x2 < limit:
>> --- do b ---
>> elif x10 < limit:
>> --- do j ---
> No. That's not the same at all.
> Here's one solution:
> while True:
> if x1 > limit: break
> do a
> if x2 > limit: break
> do b
> if x3 > limit: break
> do c
> if x10 > limit: break
> do j
Oops. I botched the case where xN == limit. Each of the tests
should be xN >= limit.
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