Python | Loops | Break Statement

The break statement is used to get out of the loop even if the condition has not been met. Let’s take a look at the following example:

count = 6
print('The countdown is about to begin')
while (count >= 0):
	if (count == 0):
		print('the end')
	if (count == 3):
		print('error ... abort!')
	count -= 1

Break Statement Python

First we declare a variable that has the value of 6. Then we print a simple string on the screen. The while loop starts and it is supposed to print on the screen “the end” when it gets to 0. But there is one more condition; when count gets to 3 the loop is broken and the message “error … abort!” is printing.

The following example is an interactive loop that inputs data with input and exits when the user enters “stop” for the name request. I created a file named and I called it in the terminal.

while True:
	name = input('Type your name: ')
	if name == 'stop': break
	age = int(input('Type your age: '))
	if age == 0: break
	print('Hi', name, '-->', int(age))

The output in the terminal is:

ddn_ro@Linux:~$ python3
Type your name: Dan
Type your age: 0
ddn_ro@Linux:~$ python3
Type your name: Dan 
Type your age: 40
Hi Dan --> 40
Type your name: stop

Something good to remember is that input returns user input as a string.

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