A Guide to Python Break Statement



Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the Python break statement.

Python break statement is used for terminating the current loop and then resuming execution at the next statement.

The most common use for break is when some external condition is triggered needing a hasty exit from a loop. The break statement can be used in both the while and for loops.

If you are using nested loops, the Python break statement stops the execution of the innermost loop and starts executing the next line of code after the block.


Syntax

The syntax for a break statement in Python is as follows -

break

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Example

Following below is a very simple example -

#!/usr/bin/python

for letter in 'Python':     # First Example
   if letter == 'h':
      break
   print 'Current Letter :', letter
  
var = 10                    # Second Example
while var > 0:              
   print 'Current variable value :', var
   var = var -1
   if var == 5:
      break

print "Welcome to Web design tutorialz!"

Output

Below is the output of the above example -

Current Letter : P
Current Letter : y
Current Letter : t
Current variable value : 10
Current variable value : 9
Current variable value : 8
Current variable value : 7
Current variable value : 6
Welcome to Web design tutorialz!


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