Josiah Carlson wrote:
On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 6:34 AM, Andrew Clover firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Arnaud Delobelle wrote:
I think mid-test/multi-test loops are common enough that it might be worth explicit syntax to pick out the loop exit points:
while True: do something andwhile not condition: do something else
That breaks the flow of the loop, and it is not visually clear that "do something else" is a part of the while loop.
while True: do something *breakif condition do something else *continueif condition do some other thing
I don't know if you can start a key word with * but it does pick out the loop exit points without complicating the indentation.
Is it terribly bad? It was rejected a few months ago, but possibly because it was lumped in with some other stuff.
The only alternative I can think of is syntax colouring: recommend that keywords that break the flow should be treated differently from other keywords in Python code editors. eg break, continue, return, exit in bold red.