while true: !!!

Mark Jackson mjackson at wc.eso.mc.xerox.com
Fri Dec 15 23:09:56 CET 2000


sill at localhost.kitenet.net (Oldayz) writes:
> 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:
> >>       ...
> >>
> >> :-)
> 
> Sarcasm notwithstanding, I think forever: makes
> sense because the idiom suggests the code will
> execute forever, unless something (say a break
> statement) stops it.

I suggest

while unbroken:
	...

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