[Python-ideas] SyntaxWarning for for/while/else without break or return?

geremy condra debatem1 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 16:10:53 CEST 2009

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 9:44 AM, Gerald Britton <gerald.britton at gmail.com>wrote:

> re warnings: The compiler is simply not smart enough to know if a
> program is doing what a programmer wants.  If a given program is
> working quietly according to its specifications, we should do nothing
> to disturb the peace.


I grant you that compilers *shouldn't* be smarter than programmers,
but I highly doubt that any program including an extraneous else
clause is "working according to specifications", and that's the point
of this proposal.

Geremy Condra
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