while true: !!!

Steve Lamb grey at despair.rpglink.com
Wed Dec 20 01:45:05 CET 2000

On Tue, 19 Dec 2000 07:39:50 -0700, Bjorn Pettersen <pbjorn at uswest.net> wrote:
>Well, if you have it, and use it, you're hardly wasting it <wink>.

    Not a good attitude to have if one is programming in a highly shared
environment.  Considering the primary machine I program on is a utility box in
a large ISP that has dozens of processes running at once I prefer to be a
little more conservative with what I do in regards to memory.  As it stands I
had to oversee a process that took 300Mb at a pop.

>So you're arguing that since Python is so unreadable in it's use of else
>clauses, "while 1:" hardly matters? <wink>

    Nope, I'm pointing out that there are other portions of the language which
are far more confusing than while 1: and while 1: is hardly worth the time to
argue about except for those who are just looking for something to argue about
in their spare time.

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