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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Tracking Data Using Objects The Student Record Search Challenge

Maksim Kazlouski
Maksim Kazlouski
8,986 Points

How to interrupt endless loop?


I was working on my solution to this lesson task step-by-step and come across bug - endless loop. Code looked like this:

while(){ prompt('Something'); }

So when i refreshed page with the project i wasn't able to stop execution of JS code. Question is: how to abort execution of JS code on web page (especially when constant prompt message appears?

I don't normally recommend StackOverflow since I find it typically too technical to understand, but most of the answers in this thread seem less daunting: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/905322/how-do-you-stop-an-infinite-loop-in-javascript But the short of it is, according to them, no you can't put abort the loop other than typically closing the tab (or sometimes the whole browser!).

1 Answer

Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
33,990 Points

This might be of some use to you :)