why no "do : until"?

Steve Lamb grey at despair.rpglink.com
Sat Dec 30 21:28:30 CET 2000


On Sat, 30 Dec 2000 18:56:12 GMT, Fredrik Lundh <fredrik at effbot.org> wrote:
>from what world do you come from where initializing variables to arbitrary
>values just to get your program flow right is a good thing?

    I have never heard of a single programming book or course that says, "Oh,
don't init variables."  In this case I feel you are squarely in the wrong
with, oh, the entire CS community.

>next you gonna tell us that it's better to use flags than to use break and/or
>exceptions...

    No, but I don't think that when you can place the test into the while that
one should use a while 1:break construct.

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