Python indentation

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Fri Jul 9 11:44:56 CEST 2004


Antoon Pardon wrote:
> Op 2004-07-08, Christopher T King schreef <squirrel at WPI.EDU>:
> 
>>On 8 Jul 2004, Antoon Pardon wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Well personnaly if i have a loop with the terminating condition
>>>in the middle I now have to write it like this
>>>
>>>while True:
>>>  code
>>>  if condition: break
>>>  code
>>>
>>>
>>>I would prefer to indent sucu code as follows:
>>>
>>>while True:
>>>  code
>>>if condition: break
>>>  code
>>>
>>>
>>>Why? because the loopbreaker is IME part of the loopstructure,
>>>not an ordinary if statement in the loopbody.
>>
>>Then perhaps you'd be interested in PEP 315:
>>
>>do:
>>  code
>>while not condition:
>>  code
> 
> 
> Yes, and I would also be interested in an other proposal
> that went something like:
> 
> while condition1:
>   code
> and while condition2:
>   code
> and while condition3:
>   code
> 
> maybe we should combine them into something like
> 
> do:
>   code
> and while condition1:
>   code
> and while condition3:
>   code
> 

The trouble like this is I can't see what it means... it actually reads 
like concurrent execution - 'do this and this and this...'
So I don't think its very readable...

David



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