[Tutor] Generators

Luke Paireepinart rabidpoobear at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 02:57:57 CEST 2007

Tiger12506 wrote:
>> I am new to Python but not new to programming languages.  I have seen this
>> "while 1" a lot.  In fact in other languages I would expect "while 1" to 
>> be
>> the same as "while TRUE".  I have used that in other languages, but in the
>> definition below I would expect the "yield b..." to continue on until a
>> "break".  So the question is, how does this work without going into an
>> infinite loop without a break?
>> Jeff
> while 1:   and  while TRUE: mean the same thing.
> The thing is - it is an infinite loop.
This should be
while True:
while TRUE:

unless you set TRUE = True beforehand, since Python is case-sensitive.

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