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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping While Loops

Sandy Leon
Sandy Leon
2,246 Points

sys.exit() vs. break

What benefits does using sys.exit() have over using break in this particular problem? For example I did if attempt_count == 3: print("Too many attempts! Try again later!") break Would it have been better to use sys.exit()?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,005 Points

A "break" is only allowed in a loop, and it causes the loop to end but the rest of the program continues.

On the other hand, "sys.exit()" can be used anywhere and it causes the entire program to end.

Sandy Leon
Sandy Leon
2,246 Points

Ohhh Ok. It just so happened that both worked the same way in my particular program haha. Thanks!