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Arikaturika Tumojenko
Arikaturika Tumojenko
8,897 Points

Do we ever do this with real life examples?

Dave created an infinite loop in order to demonstrate the theory in this example, but do we ever do this in real life? I find linking the break statement to an user action to be quite risky (if the user wants to exit the page without typing quit, it's practically impossible).

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Kristian Gausel
Kristian Gausel
14,661 Points

Creating infinite loops and exiting them with break statements are used in many real life scenarios. Imagine a server accepting connections for example, it is never supposed to stop untill someone tells it to stop.

Arikaturika Tumojenko
Arikaturika Tumojenko
8,897 Points

I don't know anything about server side programming but I guess you are right. I was asking because one of the first warnings when learning about loops is to "never create an infinite loop". But I suppose this only applies to loops that don't have a break statement (and most likely created by mistake). Thank you!