JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Simplify Repetitive Tasks with Loops Create a while Loop

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Why, server overload or I am doing something wrong?

script.js
var count = 0;
while ( count < 26 ) {
  document.write('Hi');
}
Romain Gaget
Romain Gaget
24,449 Points

you need to increment your count value in your loop

var count = 0; while ( count < 26 ) { document.write('Hi'); count +=1 }

2 Answers

andren
andren
28,468 Points

You tell JavaScript to run the code while count is less than 26, but within the loop you never increase the value of the count variable. Which means that it always remain less than 26. That causes the loop to run infinitely, which is why your code never finishes.

You can fix that issue by simply adding a line of code that increases the value of the count variable within the loop. Like this:

var count = 0;
while (count < 26) {
  document.write('Hi');
  count++ // Increase count by 1
}

Now I know what caused server overload. First time I wrote:"document.write('Dave, you are great!'). And server overloaded ;)