[Python-Dev] Wishlist: dowhile

Guido van Rossum gvanrossum at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 20:48:53 CEST 2005

On 6/14/05, Eric Nieuwland <eric.nieuwland at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>  From Programming Languages 101 I remember this construct in Algol 68.
> It was then claimed to be *the* universal loop construct. If that is
> true __and__ it is easy to implement, I'd say +INF for PEP 315.

It's true, but this both dates you (A68 has been dead for several
decades) and locates you: it was said that A68's popularity was
inversely proportional to (the square of?) the distance from
Amsterdam. It also dates and locates me. :-)

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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