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True, the switching back and forth between english and code takes a gear shift. So in order to have a happy medium, why not make the comment
#while(1) psuedo-loop
{
  ...
} #end psuedo-loop
Seems logical. Therefore, you have the readability and the code is not actually re-evaluating the condition.

I am currently working in a place where it is common and acceptable for everyone to use their own style if formatting. For example, I make my if like this:
if(condition)
{
  indented code block
}
mostly due to my 2 year job as faculty assistant and grader for my college
#begin sub-rant
{as a matter of fact I stopped helping people debug errors in lab if it was not formatted in a similar way since it's so hard to read it}, but I never once criticised a neat way of doing something because it made me think or look at it a second time. I learned many tricks from the students I was supposed to be helping to teach.
#end sub-rant

yet many of the people I work with use the format
if (condition) {
unindented code block
}
and many other variations. It's something I just learn to shift my brain around. I absolutley can't stand to look at these j-builder style formats, but I hafta. So the argument if you don't hafta do something different don't, doesn't hold much with me.

Besides, the thought of leaving in un-needed processor instructions {for whatever reason, be it not knowing what it is, or just to make my code pretty} starts to remind me of a well documented taboo that is talked about a lot here. I agree that comments are often ignored and so on, but there is a risk we take when trying to standardize a new way of solving things. I'm sure the first case statement was met with people crying how different is was and why don't we just use a lot of if's. Sure, it can be done that way, but maybe the labeled block, or commented block is the right way to have an infinite loop. I mean really, while(1) is probably the most misleading way of doing it, because when is 1 ever != 1, and yet programs all over the globe end in a timely manner. So I say it's all personal choice.

Lord Wrath

In reply to Re: Re: Re: do/redo or for(;;): what's Kosher? by Lord Wrath
in thread do/redo or for(;;): what's Kosher? by rje

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