Does anyone else use this little idiom?
steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Sun Feb 3 06:49:49 CET 2008
On Sat, 02 Feb 2008 18:03:54 -0800, miller.paul.w wrote:
> for _ in xrange (1,n):
> some code
> So, I guess I'm wondering if anyone else uses a similar idiom and if
> there are any downsides to it that I'm not aware of.
Sometimes, but not often.
If I'm writing a use-once-then-throw-away script, it's too much trouble
to press the Shift key to get an underscore *wink*, so I tend to just use
i or x for the loop variable.
If I'm writing something I intend to keep, but don't care too much about,
I'll use _, i or x about equal numbers of times, depending on whim.
If I was writing something important I expected others to read, I'd use
I wouldn't go so far as to say "Don't use that idiom!", but it's not
something I use often.
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