Python and the need for speed

Ben Bacarisse ben.usenet at
Sat Apr 15 12:31:00 EDT 2017

bartc <bc at> writes:

> 'do', in the original Algol 68 syntax, was part of its 'for'
> statement, where you could leave out the parts you don't need. The
> full syntax is something like:
>   for var := a to b by c while d do body od

  FOR name FROM e1 BY e2 TO e3 WHILE cond DO body OD

The significant part is the the name is bound to a value and can't be
assigned in the body.  (You don't say it can be but "var := a" makes var
look like a plain Algol68 variable.)


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