Confused: appending to a list

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Thu Mar 23 17:51:57 CET 2006


    R.D.> I'm confused.  Why is it that when I say "while len(list) < 5:", I
    R.D.> get 5 items in my list.  If I say "while len(list) < 6:", I get 6
    R.D.> items in the list and so on.  I would think if I said "less than
    R.D.> 5", I would get 4 items.  Can anyone explain this?  Thanks.  R.D.

The loop exits when the condition becomes false.  That happens when
len(list) >= 5 (or 6).

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