This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the GCC project.
Re: [RFC/PATCH] Standardize on "for (;;)" for unbounded loops
Dirk Mueller writes:
> On Monday 30 October 2006 06:29, Mike Stump wrote:
> > while (1) wins. :-)
> I would prefer "for(;;)" because you can easily read it as "for..ever" if you
> once grasped this (strange) construct.
for (;;) struck me as rather odd when I first read it in K&R, but that
was a very long time ago. K&R seem to have used it as the standard
idiom for an infinte loop, and it's also used that way in UNIX 6th. Ed.