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No not really. If you use a breakpoint and a debugger you will find out that your code continues till 2 M is met and then stops printing numbers continuously. On Fri, 22 May, 2020, 5:20 pm John Yeadon via Python-list, < python-list at python.org> wrote: > Am I unreasonable in expecting this code to exit when required? > > > # Add up the powers of 2 starting with 2**0 until 2 million is met. > n = 1 > target = 2000000 > sum = 0 > > while True: > x = 2 ** (n - 1) > sum += x > print(n, sum) > if sum >= target: > print("Target met.") > exit > n += 1 > > print("\n", n, "terms are required.") > > -- > https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list >

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