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GeneralRe: Better testing could solve most tech problems, so why aren’t companies doing it? Pin
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News4 Reasons not to use programming loops (and a few ways to avoid them) Pin
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GeneralRe: 4 Reasons not to use programming loops (and a few ways to avoid them) Pin
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Dear Lord!

Don't use a loop because you might screw up the break condition, use recursion instead! No-one in the history of the world has ever missed a break condition on a recursive method, have they?

Given that these high-falutin' ideas tend to fall apart in the face of reality, let's look at waht I'm writing today: I'm pulling a list from a database and generating an ML feed from every record to throw at an API. That's a pretty run-of-the-mill job and all over the world there'll be peope writing something similar.

Is anyone suggesting that there's really a better way of doing this than:
Read into list

foreach item in list
     do stuff

It might look prosaic and it might not make for great conference speeches, but it's clearly and obviously the way to do the job - it's readable, it's reliable and it works. And, no, the foreach won't fail to break when it gets to the end of the list; the statefullness of this one off job won't kill the server and I'm entirely sure that nobody will die as a result of my hideously old-fashioned programming.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain

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NewsThe Crab Nebula hulks out, sends *incredibly* high-energy gamma rays at Earth Pin
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