[Python-ideas] SyntaxWarning for for/while/else without break or return?
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Oct 8 18:33:12 CEST 2009
geremy condra writes:
> 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.
Actually, I can imagine someone developing a style where a redundant
else was used to indicate "this is part of/cleanup of the for loop,
and should go with it in any refactoring".
Say, in a program that speaks SMTP:
for line in line_factory:
smtp_send(line + "\n")
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