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While

While loops will run as long as the condition is truthy.

Print numbers from 0 to 3:

🚀 > a = 0
🚀 > while (a != 4)
puts(a)
a = a + 1
end

// which prints
0
1
2
3
=> nil

It is possible to use next or break inside a while loop.

i = 0
while (i < 10)
if (i < 3)
i = i + 1
next
end
puts(i)
if (i == 6)
break
end
i = i + 1
end

// which prints
3
4
5
6

Return Value

Loops do return the variable they are iterating after the last loop.

def iterate(items)
foreach item in items
puts(item)
end
end

a = [1,2,3,4,5]

b = iterate(a)

// b is now [1,2,3,4,5]