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

Jared Grubb jared.grubb at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 21:09:19 CEST 2009

On 8 Oct 2009, at 09:32, Gerald Britton wrote:
> In all my use cases, the else serves the purpose of keeping the code
> in a logical group.  For me at least, it is a structural aid.  I vote
> strongly against any change that would flag for/while loops with else
> clauses but no breaks, especially since there are at least two other
> ways for early exit.

I am also against this. It's a PyLint problem, if anything.

(Just for completeness, I suppose 'yield' is a third way; but like  
return/raise, it makes the else unnecessary)


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