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Break and Continue

The break and continue keywords, or similar, are found in most programming languages.

  • break causes a loop to immediately stop executing.
  • continue skips any code that’s found after the continue keyword in the loop body and goes straight to the next loop iteration.

Break Example

Note that you can use while True to create an “infinite loop”. You can then use break to stop the loop at the desired point.

value = 0

while True:
    value += 1

    if value > 3:

    print("Hello", value)

print("Program finished")
Hello 1
Hello 2
Hello 3
Program finished

Continue Example

for i in range(5):
    if i == 3:

    print("Loop counter:", i)

print("Program finished")
Loop counter: 0
Loop counter: 1
Loop counter: 2
Loop counter: 4
Program finished

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