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Joseph Ferrero1,308 Points
Why does the "break" stop the program?
In this program I don't understand why the program is actually stopped when you enter done. I understand the the loop will stop, but why does the program itself exit out? Is it because the statement is no longer true because the loop stopped?
The program doesn't stop as soon as you type done, it exits the while loop and then moves on to the code that prints out the items you entered via the for loop. Once it has done that is has gone though all of the code that is actually written which means there is nothing else for Python to do but exit.
Alexander Davison65,468 Points
Using the "break" keyword is the same as changing the condition of the
while loop to false and skipping the code after the "break" command. It then exists out of the
while loop, and if there's any code below the
while loop and not inside, it will be run. If there is no code below the while loop, there is nothing for Python to execute so it quits.