'while/else' (ugh) (was Re: [oclug] Ruby)
rod at giffinscientific.com
Fri Jun 27 13:05:38 EDT 2003
David F. Skoll said:
> On Fri, 27 Jun 2003, Rod Giffin wrote:
>> > while not found:
>> > line = fp.readline()
>> > if not line: break
>> > if re.search(pattern, line):
>> > found = True
>> > else:
>> > print "we didn't find the pattern"
> Am I the only one who finds that repugnant?
> When, exactly, does the "else" fire? If the loop is iterated zero
> times? If the loop is ever exited with "found" still false?
The else would not fire, unless "found" was true when you attempted to
enter the loop.
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