Python Break statement
Python break statement is used to break a loop, even before the loop condition becomes false.
In this tutorial, we shall see example programs to use break statement with different looping statements.
Following is the syntax of break statement.
Just the break keyword in the line and nothing else.
Example 1: Break Statement with While Loop
In this example, we shall write a while loop to print numbers from 1 to 10. When when the loop is running to print 4, we shall break the loop.
i = 1 while i <= 10 : if i == 4 : break print(i) i += 1
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Example 2: Break Statement with For Loop and Range
In this example, we shall take the same scenario of breaking the loop when about to print
4. But here, we shall use for loop with range.
for x in range(1, 11) : if x == 4: break print(x)
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Example 3: Break Statement with For Loop and List
In this example, we shall iterate over list using for loop. When we get an element of
9, we shall break the loop.
myList = [1, 5, 4, 9, 7, 2] for x in myList : if x == 9: break print(x)
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In this tutorial of Python Examples, we learned how to use break statement to end a loop execution, with the help of example programs.