Is is possible to do this;
for i in range(some_number):
Off the top of my head, no.
I think the best you could do is something like this:
def loop(f,n): for i in xrange(n): f() loop(lambda: <insert expression here>, 5)
But I think you can just live with the extra
Here is the option to use the
_ variable, which in reality, is just another variable.
for _ in range(n): do_something()
_ is assigned the last result that returned in an interactive python session:
>>> 1+2 3 >>> _ 3
For this reason, I would not use it in this manner. I am unaware of any idiom as mentioned by Ryan. It can mess up your interpreter.
>>> for _ in xrange(10): pass ... >>> _ 9 >>> 1+2 3 >>> _ 9
And according to python grammar, it is an acceptable variable name:
identifier ::= (letter|"_") (letter | digit | "_")*