while loop

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Etymology[edit]

From the keyword while used in many programming languages for this purpose.

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Examples

(from C++):

  • while( x<10 ) {
    cout<<x;
    x++;
  • }

while loop (plural while loops)

  1. (programming) A section of computer code in which an instruction or group of instructions is executed only while a certain condition continues to be met.

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