PEP-0315--Enhanced While Loop: An idea for an alternative syntax

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Wed Feb 18 07:51:19 CET 2004


Paul Rubin wrote:

> So it's yet another workaround for Python's lack of assignment
> expressions.  I like
> 
>     while (line := inputFile.readline()):
>         ...
> 
> a lot better.

(Please check my correction, it's actually not as dumb as I suggested.)

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