Python indentation

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Fri Jul 9 21:44:05 CEST 2004


Peter Hansen wrote:
> Paramjit Oberoi wrote:
> 
>>>> Yes, and I would also be interested in an other proposal
>>>> that went something like:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> while condition1:
>>>>  code1
>>>> and while condition2:
>>>>  code2
>>>> and while condition3:
>>>>  code3
>>
>>
>> Andrew Koenig proposed this in the following email:
>>
>> http://groups.google.com/groups?q=g:thl470833922d&dq=&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&selm=yu99isspv9mm.fsf%40europa.research.att.com 
>>
>>
>> If link doesn't work - it was a post dated 2003-05-05 with the subject
>> "Re: PEP 315: Enhanced While Loop".  There was a fairly long thread about
>> it back then.
> 
> 
> Andrew's interpretation doesn't fit mine.  I look at
> the above and wonder why the code2 block doesn't
> continue to execute until condition2 fails, and then
> the code3 block loops repeatedly until condition3
> fails...
> 

Which is exactly why the syntax proposal is bad - there are too many 
interpretations of what it might mean...

David



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