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Joel Goldstick joel.goldstick at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 00:25:15 CET 2012

On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM, Jerry Hill <malaclypse2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 5:21 PM, Joel Goldstick <joel.goldstick at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> The else clause runs if the loop breaks for some reason.  So you would
>> use it only to do some processing if the loop completes completely.
> No.  The else clause only runs if the loop does NOT break out early.  The
> else clause only runs if the loop runs to completion without breaking.
> For what it's worth, I loathe for/else loops, and will probably never use
> them in my code.  They confuse me every time I see them, and I have to go
> look up the behavior.  My brain always jumps to the conclusion that the
> "else" clause should run when we do hit a break, which is the exact opposite
> of how it actually works.  Maybe if they had been written into the language
> as for/then loops I would remember it correctly.
> Jerry
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oops.. sorry.. yes else runs if the loop completes without a break.. duh!

Joel Goldstick

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