[Python-ideas] Summary of for...else threads

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 22:18:25 CEST 2009

Nick Coghlan wrote:
> Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> Unless there are serious objections, I intend to post this summary to 
>> python-dev in a couple of days and ask for a ruling on the various 
>> suggestions (e.g. Yes, No, Write A PEP And It Will Be Considered).
> 1. Excellent summary!
> 2. After the discussions, my personal opinion has settled down as +1 on
> retaining the status quo (but welcoming doc patches), +0 on
> warning-if-no-break and -1 on the other options.
> 3. This should probably go in a PEP regardless of the reaction from
> python-dev. Rejected PEPs provide a good record of things we have
> deliberately decided *not* to do.

Having just seen Guido's latest post (i.e. he would omit the feature
entirely if given the chance to redo the loop syntax and he's against
adding a syntax warning), I'd suggest proposing a "Rejected PEP for the
record" (with a link to Guido's post as the rejection).


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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