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Break Outside loop Python | Example code

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Use a break statement to terminate a loop suddenly by triggering a condition. It stops a loop from executing for any further iterations. The break statement can be used in any type of loop – while loop and for-loop.

The break keyword is only be used inside a loop. But if we try to break outside of a loop, then you will get the “SyntaxError: ‘break’ outside loop” error.

n = 10
if n < 11:
    print('The number is less than 11')


Break Outside loop Python

Solution Break Outside loop Python

Simple example code. Use exceptions to stop a program and with an error message.

Note: The break outside Loop error means that your code has a break statement that is not inside a loop.

n = 10
if n < 9:
    print('The number is less than 9')
    raise Exception("The number is not less than 9")

Output: Exception: The number is not less than 9

Using break outside a loop solves nothing.

A break statement is meant to be inside the loop(either for or a while) because its main function is to break out of the loop before the loop finishes.

Difference between break, exit, and return:

KeywordSystem CallInstruction
exit from a loopexit from a program and return the control back to OSreturn a value from a function

Do comment if you have any doubts or suggestions about this Python Break keyword tutorial.

Note: IDE: PyCharm 2021.3.3 (Community Edition)

Windows 10

Python 3.10.1

All Python Examples are in Python 3, so Maybe its different from python 2 or upgraded versions.

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