complete brain fart, it doesn't loop

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sun Jul 27 20:17:49 CEST 2014

On 7/27/2014 1:55 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 3:53 AM, Martin S <shieldfire at> wrote:
>> I have this snippet in my web application. Question is why doesn't the
>> stupid thing loop ten times? It loops exactly 1 time.

One thing we repeatedly tell people who post code with problems (here or 
on the tracker) is to reduce it to the minimun needed to demonstrate the 
problem.  The reason is the with noise removed, the cause is more obvious.

>>    # Reset counter
>>      counter = 0
>>      while counter <= 10:
>>          return "<p>Long line with games</p>"
>>          counter=counter+1

Chris did the reduction for you, and ...

> When you hit the 'return', it stops the function immediately :)

the problem can hardly be missed.

Another approach is to start with the minimum that exhibits the control 
flow you want and then add content.

Terry Jan Reedy

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