do/while structure needed

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Mon May 15 19:28:58 CEST 2006

"John Salerno" <johnjsal at> wrote in message 
news:4467786c$0$1956$c3e8da3 at
> Thanks, that looks pretty good. Although I have to say, a do/while
> structure is the much more obvious way. I wonder why it hasn't been
> added to the language.

Been suggested many times, been considered, and rejected.  Easily similated 
with while True: ... if exit_condition: break which also solves 'loop and a 
half' problem, which is more common. Requires new keyword for little gain. 


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