[Python-Dev] PEP 340: Deterministic Finalisation (new PEP draft, either a competitor or update to PEP 340)

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue May 10 05:11:01 CEST 2005

Jim Jewett wrote:

> In case it isn't clear, I think named loops would be a mistake.  I
> wanted them when I first started, but ... at the moment, I can't
> think of any usage that wasn't an ugly speed hack, which is at
> least more explicit with the "raise Found" idiom.

I'm inclined to agree. Anything more elaborate than
breaking from a single place in the immediately
enclosing loop tends to be getting into the realm
of spaghetti, in my experience. Giving people named
loops would be tantamount almost to giving them
a goto.

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