filter in for loop

Matthew Woodcraft matthew at woodcraft.me.uk
Thu Aug 28 21:48:30 CEST 2008


GHZ <geraint.williams at gmail.com> writes:

> I would like to say something like:
>
> for filename in os.listdir(DIR) if filename[-4:] == '.xml':
>     <do something>
>
>
> instead of having to say:
>
> for filename in os.listdir(DIR):
>     if filename[-4:] == '.xml':
>         <do something>

If the reason you don't like this one is the extra indentation, one
possibility is

for filename in os.listdir(DIR):
    if filename[-4:] != '.xml':
        continue
    <do something>

-M-



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