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

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16. What if I Want to Stop in the Middle of a Loop?

Use break and continue

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This chapter doesn’t teach you how to use another kind of loop. Instead, this chapter extends the information you learned in the last two chapters. There are ways to control the while loop in addition to a relational test, and you can change the way a for loop operates via means other than the counter variable.

The break and continue statements let you control loops for those special occasions when you want to quit a loop early or repeat a loop sooner than it would normally repeat.

Take a break

The break

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