Simple if-else question
gallium.arsenide at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 07:31:26 CEST 2009
On Sep 29, 1:25 pm, MRAB <pyt... at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
> The example that makes it clearest for me is searching
> through a list for a certain item and breaking out of
> the 'for' loop if I find it. If I get to the end of the
> list and still haven't broken out then I haven't found
> the item, and that's when the else statement takes effect:
> for item in my_list:
> if item == desired_item:
> print "Found it!"
> print "It's not in the list"
To me, this is the quintessential use case and clearest example of the
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