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Loops are an important aspect of C programming, and they allow you to repeat a set of instructions multiple times. This is useful for a variety of tasks, such as processing large amounts of data, performing calculations, or creating complex patterns and structures.
There are two main types of loops in C: the “for” loop and the “while” loop. The “for” loop is used when you know exactly how many times you want to repeat a set of instructions. For example, you might use a “for” loop to print the numbers from 1 to 10.
The “while” loop, on the other hand, is used when you don’t know exactly how many times you want to repeat a set of instructions. The “while” loop will repeat the instructions as long as a certain condition is true. For example, you might use a “while” loop to keep asking the user for a password until they enter the correct password.
In addition to these two main types of loops, there is also the “do-while” loop, which is similar to the “while” loop, but with one key difference. The “do-while” loop will always execute the instructions at least once, even if the condition is false.
By using loops in C, you’ll be able to write programs that can repeat a set of instructions multiple times. This will allow you to write more efficient and effective programs, and will help you to perform a variety of tasks, such as processing large amounts of data, performing calculations, or creating complex patterns and structures. Whether you’re just starting out with C programming, or you’re an experienced programmer looking to expand your skills, understanding loops in C is an important step towards becoming a successful C programmer.
C Programming for Beginners – Chapter 12 : Loops in C
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