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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to C, 2nd Edition by Greg Perry

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15. Are There Other Loops?

The for Loop

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There is another type of C loop called the for loop. A for loop offers more control than while and do-while. With a for loop, you can specify exactly how many times you want to loop; whereas with while loops, you must continue looping as long as a condition is true.

There is room for all three kinds of loops in C programs. There are times when one loop fits one program’s requirements better than another. For example, if you wrote a program to handle customer orders as customers purchase items from the inventory, you would need to use a while ...

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