for with decimal values?
steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Sun May 3 19:52:29 EDT 2009
On Sun, 03 May 2009 13:41:49 -0700, Zentrader wrote:
> There is no need for a function or a generator. A for() loop is a
> unique case of a while loop
> ## for i in range(-10.5, 10.5, 0.1):
> ctr = -10.5
> while ctr < 10.5:
> print ctr
> ctr += 0.1
To match the semantics of range(), the final value to ctr must be less
than but not equal to 10.5.
>>> print ctr
Your solution does not do this -- it goes one steps too many, and then
misleadingly fails to print the value. This is a bug waiting to hit, any
time somebody runs your loop then goes to use ctr outside the loop.
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