The issue has been coming back repeatedly:
How we could elegantly and pythonic'ly avoid repeating ourselves if we need the control flow structure that e.g. in PASCAL has the form:
repeat ... until CONDITION
In Python we must use while-loop in not very DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) manner:
SOME ACTIONS HERE ... while CONDITION: THE SAME ACTIONS AGAIN ...
(See also: http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0315/ http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2006-February/060718.html http://preview.tinyurl.com/nodgwt )
Maybe here the simplest approach can lead us to the solution? I.e.:
repeat while CONDITION: SOME ACTIONS HERE ...
In human language it'd mean: do ACTIONS once unconditionally, then *repeat* them while the CONDITION is true.
Additional advantage is that probably for many people associate 'repeat' with such construction (from experience with other languages).
What do you think about the idea?