C – Examples Of Loops In C Programming

Loops are extremely useful when you need to repeat a task. The body of the loop contains a set of statements that are executed on each iteration until a given condition is met.
In C, there are three types of loops. These loops function almost identically, but they are used in different scenarios. You may need to select the loop based on the situation.
The tutorial links for each type of loop (for, while, do-while) and loop control statements are listed below (break, continue, goto).
while loop: This is the most common loop in the C programming language. This loop’s syntax and flow are straightforward and simple to grasp. However, there are a few cases where you might prefer another loop over this one.
While loop: This is used when you need to execute a series of statements until a condition is met. To understand how this loop works, read this tutorial.
The do-While loop is similar to the while loop in that it evaluates the test condition after the statements enclosed in the loop body have been executed.
The break statement is used in conjunction with loops (for, while, and do-While) and switch case statements. When a break statement is encountered within a loop, control exits the loop. When it is encountered in a switch-case, the control exits the switch case and the execution continues with the statement following the switch-case body.
The continue statement is used to break up loops. When it occurs within a loop, control jumps to the beginning of the loop for the next iteration, skipping the execution of statements within the loop’s body for the current iteration.
When the goto statement is encountered in a C program, the control jumps to the label specified. It is rarely used because it complicates and confuses the program.

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