Perl Programming/Keywords/continue

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The continue keyword[edit | edit source]

continue is a flow-control statement, if followed by a BLOCK. In a BLOCK or BLOCK, each time before the conditional is to be evaluated, contents of BLOCK are executed. So, it can be used to increment a loop variable even after a next statement (that resembles to the continue statement of C and other languages).

The BLOCK may contain last, next, or redo commands, where last and redo show the same behaviour as if they had been called in the main block.

Syntax[edit | edit source]

  continue BLOCK

Examples[edit | edit source]

while (EXPRESSION) {
   ### possible redo
} continue {
   ### possible next
   # go back the top to re-check the EXPRESSION
### possible last call

See also[edit | edit source]

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