Inside a loop, many people prefer if/elif/else. To them, it looks neat and structured.
However, I prefer the messier if…continue; if…continue; if..continue. Justification?
I don’t have to look past pageful of if/elif/elif/…/else to see what else happens to my current item. I can ignore the rest of the loop body.
Beside the current item, I also can safely let go (rather than keeping track) of all the loop-local variable values longer. All of them will be wiped out and reset to new values.