[Python-ideas] "While" suggestion

Stavros Korokithakis stavros at korokithakis.net
Thu Jul 3 22:22:56 CEST 2008

I don't know where this "while True" concept snuck in, the proposal 
isn't supposed to replace those, it's supposed to replace this:

while <expression>"


Steven Bethard wrote:
> 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.
> Steve
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