[Python-Dev] if-syntax for regular for-loops

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sat Oct 4 05:08:30 CEST 2008

On Sat, 4 Oct 2008 12:26:30 pm Nick Coghlan wrote:

> (Tangent: the above two try/except examples are perfectly legal Py3k
> code. Do we really need the "pass" statement anymore?)

I can't imagine why you would think we don't need the pass statement. I 
often use it:

* For subclassing exceptions:

class MyTypeError(TypeError):

* As a placeholder for code I haven't written yet.
* As a no-op used in, e.g. the timeit module.

And probably a few other places as well.


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