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What does "break" in while loop in this code?


I wonder how the statement "break" does in while loop. My guess is when we run the code, "player1_word = prompt_for_words(challenge_word)" is run first. Under running when the user prompt "break" then does the code go to "player2_word = prompt_for_words(challenge_word)"? I thought "break" does to continue executing the next step after while loop which is the part "guesses.add(guess.lower()) return guesses" but it seems I am wrong. Now I am confused the logic of "break" usage in coding. Could you please help me with this?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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Your description sounds correct. A "break" will cause a loop to end, and execution will immediately move to the first statement after the loop.

What was it that caused you to think this might not be the case?