It's always bugged me how it seems that the only way to find out where you are inside a for loop is to use a counter. For instance, suppose you want to iterate through a list, and print every entry on a second line, but for the second-to-last entry you also want to print "Fish sticks" after the entry. This is the best way I know of to do this:
counter = 0 for entry in fishSticksList: print entry, if counter == len(fishSticksList) - 2: print "Fish sticks" else: print "" counter += 1
Now, that's not all that bad, but it irks me that it requires a counter variable. I doubt it, but is there any way to do this without creating a counter?