• C

exiting a loop

Hell group,

I need to break a loop in a called function. Is that ok to use return in loop?! since I don't want to create an extra if block after the while loop and call return.

Any idea?

Regards,

main()
{
   func1();
}
 
int func1() {
 
  while loop {
    //Is it ok to use return here rather than using break?\
    return -1;
  }
}

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akohanAsked:
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TrigunaCommented:
It is ok to use return. But best programming practice is to use break and then use return.
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sunnycoderCommented:
You can return from within a loop but that means that entire function would return ... If you want to execute something after loop exit and before function return the use break to break out of the loop. Using a break would transfer the control to code that immediately follows the end of loop.
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TrigunaCommented:
more explanantion hum...
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sunnycoderCommented:
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TrigunaCommented:
agreed.
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akohanAuthor Commented:

Thank you!
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