On 23/07/2020 16:24, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
Steven D'Aprano writes:
On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 06:14:39AM +0300, Paul Sokolovsky wrote:
But no, loop executes, *or else* the following "else" block executes ;-).
He means the loop *suite* executes (this includes "getting to" a break statement or other control flow that leaves the loop *statement* entirely), and if it doesn't, the else suite does. This is "why" such nonlocal exits differ from finally in that they don't run the else suite.
I personally think this is a perfectly clear and convincing argument for "else" as the keyword for this statement (once "suite" is added to Paul's phrasing).
This is why programmers should major in English, and do a graduate degree in programming if they really think they need a degree in programming.
Suggesting (as you seem to be) that a given language feature requires an advanced qualification in English to be understood properly scarcely constitutes an endorsement of said feature. O:-)