[Python-Dev] PEP 315 - do while

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 11:34:03 CEST 2006

Hans Polak wrote:
> Ok, I see your point. Really, I've read more about Python than worked with
> it, so I'm out of my league here.
> Can I combine your suggestion with mine and come up with the following:
>       do:
>           <setup code>
>           <loop body>
>           while <condition>
>       else:
>           <loop completion code>

In my example, the 3 sections (<setup code>, <loop body> and <loop completion 
code> are all optional. A basic do-while loop would look like this:

           <setup code>
           while <condition>

(That is, <setup code> is still repeated each time around the loop - it's 
called that because it is run before the loop evaluated condition is evaluated)


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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