for / while else doesn't make sense
lawrencedo99 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 03:52:42 EDT 2016
On Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 4:36:37 PM UTC+12, Ian wrote:
> A 500-line function? Yikes, what an eyesore. When you have to include
> #end comments in order to visually match things up, that should be a
> smell that your code is excessively complex.
Feel free to come up with a simpler version.
> def generate_lines():
> nonlocal input_line
> while True:
> # Note input_line appears to be an iterator, not a string
> # as suggested by the name.
> yield next(input_line)
> except StopIteration:
> if include_stack:
> input_line = include_stack.pop()
> for line in generate_lines():
> if not include_stack:
> linenr += 1
> if ... line contains something special ...:
> ... process special line ...
> ... process regular line ...
Wow, that’s only twice the length of the code you’re replacing. Well done.
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