Often, when working with loops, one reaches a point where they need to skip the remaining body of the loop for one iteration. In such a situation, the
continue statement comes in handy.
continue statement breaks a single iteration of a loop (if a certain event takes place) and continues execution from the next iteration in the loop. This is explained in the diagram below:
In this shot, we will look at the
continue statement in the context of a while loop. Below, the code snippet demonstrates how the
continue statement works in Python, C++, and Java. Notice how all multiples of 3 are not printed due to the use of the
number = 0 while number < 10: number = number + 1 if number % 3 == 0: continue print(number)
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