How to break out of two nested for loops?

Mark Hammond mhammond at
Fri Jan 25 00:57:21 CET 2002

Justin Sheehy wrote:
> Paul Prescod <paul at> writes:
>>>The for-loop construct in Python uses exceptions for termination.  Doing
>>>so by hand is clearly in line with language idiom.
>>Python's implementation also makes use of "goto" quite a bit.
> I was referring to the language as exposed to the programmer, not
> to intepreter internals.  I believe that this was clear from the
> context around this quoted snippet.

However, the message Paul quoted from was originally a reply to Aahz's:

 > That's an attitude.  It's an incorrect attitude, but it's one
 > you share with a fair number of people.  You might want to
 > check up on the workings of the for loop.

Paul was probably assuming this context remained.


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