[Python-ideas] Retrying EAFP without DRY

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Tue Jan 24 18:19:50 CET 2012

On Tue, 24 Jan 2012 17:00:28 +1000
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 3:47 PM, Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> wrote:
> > The argument isn't that we need a new syntax for a small set of
> > loops, it's that the only ways to implement retrying after an
> > exception leave a code smell.
> Uh, saying "retrying is fundamentally a looping operation" is not a
> code smell.

No, the code smell is a loop that just gets run through once. I mean,
I can write any if statement as a while loop, but it's probably a bad
idea and a code smell.


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