[Python-ideas] "While" suggestion

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 22:15:04 CEST 2008

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 11:11 AM, Torsten Bronger
<bronger at physik.rwth-aachen.de> wrote:
>> 2008/7/3 Stavros Korokithakis
>> <stavros at korokithakis.net>:
>>> while my_file.read(1024) as data:
>>>   do_something(data)
> I don't like it.  Taken as an English expression, it suggests
> something misleading.  I looked at my own code (not much; 15.000
> lines) and found three "while True", and none of them could be
> expressed with "while ... as ...".  It is not worth it in my
> opinion.

I had similar results. Around 10 "while True" constructs, and none of
them would have worked with "while ... as ..."

-1 for me.

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tiny blip on the distant coast of sanity.
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