C Language : break and continue statement

Break and continue statements

Break

On execution of “break” statement the control jumps out of the loop.

Syntax:

{
—-
—-
if (condition)
break;
—–
—–
}

The break statement can be used with for loop, while loop , do while loop and switch statement.

Continue

On execution of “continue” statement the control jumps to the beginning of the loop.

Syntax:

{
—-
—-
if (condition)
continue;
—–
—–
}

The continue statement can be used with for loop, while loop , do while loop.

Example of break statement with for loop

#include <stdio.h>
int main()
{
    int i;
    for(i=1;i<10;i++)
    {
        if(i>5)
            break;
        printf("%d\n",i);
    }
    return 0;
}

Output:

1
2
3
4
5

Example of break statement with while loop

#include <stdio.h>
int main()
{
    int i=1;
    while(i<=10)
    {
        if(i>5)
            break;
        printf("%d\n",i);
        i++;
    }
    return 0;
}

Output:

1
2
3
4
5

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