There is another type of C loop called the
for loop. A
for loop offers more control than
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