Looping [was Re: Python and the need for speed]

Ben Bacarisse ben.usenet at bsb.me.uk
Mon Apr 17 14:02:16 EDT 2017


Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net> writes:

> Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu>:
>
>> On 4/17/2017 3:11 AM, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
>>> Here's statistics from a medium-sized project of mine:
>>>
>>>    while True:            34
>>>    while <condition>:     39
>>>    for ... in ...:       158
>>
>> As I posted previously, the ratio of for-loops in the stdlib is about 7
>> to 1.
>
> What I notice in my numbers is that about one half of my while loops are
> "while True", and about a third of my loops are while loops.

I fond the proportion on while True: loops surprising.  Is there
something about Python that encourages that kind of loop?

-- 
Ben.


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