[Python-ideas] "while:" for the loop

Hans Polak hpolak at polak.es
Thu Sep 27 03:06:47 EDT 2018

On 26/09/18 18:23, Michael Selik wrote:
> Guido has repeatedly (haha) rejected this proposal [0]. He has written 
> that he considered it, but decided that in practical code one almost 
> always loops over data, and does not want an arbitrary number of 
> iterations. The range object solves this problem.

Years ago, I proposed a do...loop. Guido rejected that.

As an aside, here's a pattern you can use for do...loops.

def do_loop():
     if True:
         return True return False while do_loop():


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