How to emulate a do-while loop?

I am not sure what you are trying to do. You can implement a do-while loop like this:

while True:
  if fail_condition:


while not fail_condition:

What are you doing trying to use a do while loop to print the stuff in the list? Why not just use:

for i in l:
  print i
print "done"


So do you have a list of lines? And you want to keep iterating through it? How about:

for s in l: 
  while True: 
    # use a "break" instead of s =

Does that seem like something close to what you would want? With your code example, it would be:

for s in some_list:
  while True:
    if state is STATE_CODE:
      if "//" in s:
        tokens.add( TOKEN_COMMENT, s.split( "//" )[1] )
        state = STATE_COMMENT
      else :
        tokens.add( TOKEN_CODE, s )
    if state is STATE_COMMENT:
      if "//" in s:
        tokens.append( TOKEN_COMMENT, s.split( "//" )[1] )
        break # get next s
        state = STATE_CODE
        # re-evaluate same line
        # continues automatically

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