Beyond If-Else: Leveraging Python’s Versatile “Else” Statements

3 unexpected but practical usages

Yang Zhou
Published in
3 min readMar 20, 2024


3 practical usages of else statements of Python
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When it comes to “else”, there must be an “if” first.

This is correct for many programming languages, but not for Python.

The else statements of Python are more versatile than we think.