[Python-ideas] if condition: break idiom

Josiah Carlson josiah.carlson at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 20:52:05 CEST 2008

On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 11:36 AM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> Josiah Carlson wrote:
>>>>  break if condition else continue
>>>>  continue if condition else break
>>> No that would be silly.
>> Why?  It follows directly from conditional expressions
> In my view, backwards conditional expressions were Guido's worst mistake.
>  This proposal and comments like the above partly illustrate why I think so.

I don't know if it was his worst mistake in language design, but I
agree it did open the door for  such proposals.

 - Josiah

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