while true: !!!
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Fri Dec 15 16:45:28 EST 2000
On Fri, 15 Dec 2000 14:08:15 +0100, Alex Martelli <aleaxit at yahoo.com> wrote:
>"Greg Ewing" <greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz> wrote in message
>news:3A397C74.6C8906E1 at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz...
>> Oldayz wrote:
>> > I thought something like forever: would be even more lucid
>> If there is a break in the loop somewhere, it's
>> not really forever, though, is it?
>> So perhaps it should *really* be
>> for a while:
>Why not have a 'built-in constant' it_lasts, of value 1,
>so we can write:
> while it_lasts:
>This requires no change to existing Python syntax. For
>the incurable romantics, besides allowing a 'for' statement
>form with a single parameter so cynics can write
> for awhile:
>and romantics can write:
> for ever:
>we should also introduce an 'until' statement, and a
>death_do_us_part built-in constant, of course.
Ideally, to beat perl at its own game, we
should be able to write poems in python, i.e.:
I don't know what this block would do, though :/
Print 'nevermore' in caps?
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