Something else that may look confusing can be a break statement; in a 

for i in range(5) for j in range(5) for k in range(5):

does it break the inner "k" loop, going to the next "j" (as it would happen with 3 nested loops), or does it end the whole for statement? Similar question with "continue"

On 4 October 2016 at 12:37, Nick Coghlan <> wrote:
On 4 October 2016 at 14:32, Ken Kundert <> wrote:
> For example, it was suggested that one could simplify a multi-level loop by
> moving the multiple levels of for loop into a separate function that acts as
> generator. And that is a nice idea, but when writing it, the writing of the
> generator function represents a speed bump. Whereas writing something like the
> following is simple, compact, quick, and obvious. There is no reason why it
> should not be allowed even though it might not always be the best approach to
> use:
>     for i in range(5) for j in range(5) for k in range(5):
>         ...
> And I would really like to be able to write loops of the form:
>     for item in items if item is not None:
>        ...
> It is something I do all the time, and it would be nice if it did not consume
> two levels on indentation.

And when you add the "else" clause that's supported by both "for" and
"if", what does that mean in the abbreviated form?

    for item in items if item is not None:
        # ???

Or is the implicit proposal that this form be special cased to
disallow the "else" clause?

Comprehensions don't have that concern, as they don't support "else"
clauses at all.


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