Possibly better loop construct, also labels+goto important and on the fly compiler idea.

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Nov 2 19:36:54 CET 2013

On 02/11/2013 18:22, Joshua Landau wrote:
> On 1 November 2013 05:41, Steven D'Aprano
> <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
>> On Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:41:32 -0700, rurpy wrote:
>>> On 10/31/2013 02:41 AM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:48:55 -0700, rurpy wrote:
>>>>> On 10/30/2013 04:22 AM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>>>>>> Skybuck's experience at programming *is relevant* to the question of
>>>>>> whether or not he understands what he is talking about.
>>>>> No.  You claimed his proposition "made no sense" based on your
>>>>> analysis of it.
>>>> I said absolutely nothing of the sort. You're making that quote up --
>>>> not just misinterpreting what I said, or taking my words in the worst
>>>> possible way, but completely inventing things I never said.
>>> Yes, on rereading you are correct, you did not say his proposition made
>>> no sense, you disagreed with him that "putting this exit condition on
>>> the top makes no sense" and claimed he had no business making such a
>>> statement
>> I said nothing of the sort.
> Personally, rurpy's reading seems like a reasonable one to me. Maybe
> not correct in a technical sense, but at least reasonable.
> Particularly, the phrase
> "Wait until you actually start programming before deciding what makes
> sense or doesn't."
> seems especially harsh, and would be furthermore so should Skybuck be
> a professional programmer. That's a phrase easy to take badly,
> especially over this medium.
> Sure, you in all probability didn't mean it like that but rurpy isn't
> uncalled for in raising the concern. Really I just want to remind you
> that you're both on the same side here.

Coming from me this is probably a classic case of pot calling the kettle 
black, but how about reading the Spike Milligan story The White Flag 
before this also escalates out of control.

Python is the second best programming language in the world.
But the best has yet to be invented.  Christian Tismer

Mark Lawrence

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