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Java, A Beginner’s Guide, 5th Edition by Herbert Schildt

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The do-while Loop

The last of Java’s loops is the do-while. Unlike the for and the while loops, in which the condition is tested at the top of the loop, the do-while loop checks its condition at the bottom of the loop. This means that a do-while loop will always execute at least once. The general form of the do-while loop is

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Although the braces are not necessary when only one statement is present, they are often used to improve readability of the do-while construct, thus preventing confusion with the while. The do-while loop executes as long as the conditional expression is true.

The following program loops until the user enters the letter q: ...

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