using break in exec()
steve at holdenweb.com
Mon May 1 14:16:19 CEST 2006
Weber Matthias wrote:
> has anybody a suggestion to get this example to work? I have the need to
> jump out of the loop within the exec statement.
> while True:
You can't do that, just as you can't break out of a loop by executing a
break within a function that's called inside the loop. Python insists
that break only occurs inside a loop construct.
You will have use some construct like
then have your executed code raise the appropriate exception to break
out of the loop.
If you'll forgive me saying so you seem to be relatively new to
programming, and newcomers often make inappropriate use of "exec", which
should really only be a last resort.
If you explain the problem in a little more depth (i.e. say exactly what
it is you are trying to do) you might get more helpful suggestion.
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