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#100daysofcode :: Python 3.0 , interrupting an endless loop from the keyboard,gracefully

Recently I started out on a mission to further hone my programming skills. Out of the courses that I explored online, the #100daysofcode course from the TalkPython folks appealed to me the most. It is challenging,structured and the instructors are great.

I will be blogging my micro-learnings onthis journey. This is the first one from Day #3

I was in a situation where I had to execute a piece of code and output it’s  result on the console until the flow is interrupted by the user (through the console)

Ctrl+C can achieve it .However the interruption was not graceful, it resulted in my Python program “crashing”. So, I had handle this through exception handling.

Here the code that I wrote to handle the keyboard interrupt gracefully

start_time =
#do something endlessly
while True:
# until interrupted by the keyboard
except KeyboardInterrupt:
#behave gracefully in case of interruption
time_lapsed = ( start_time)
print('Time elapsed ( {}'.format(time_lapsed))

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I’m Sunjeet Khokhar

An experienced People Leader,Practice Lead  and Test Manager .

I am driven by the success of people around me, am a keen student of organisational behaviour and firmly believe that we can be better craftspeople by being better humans first.

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