PHP Manual: break


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break

break ends execution of the current for, foreach, while, do-while or switch structure.

break accepts an optional numeric argument which tells it how many nested enclosing structures are to be broken out of.

<?php
$arr
= array('one', 'two', 'three', 'four', 'stop', 'five');
while (list(,
$val) = each($arr)) {
    if (
$val == 'stop') {
        break;    
/* You could also write 'break 1;' here. */
    
}
    echo
"$val<br />\n";
}

/* Using the optional argument. */

$i = 0;
while (++
$i) {
    switch (
$i) {
    case
5:
        echo
"At 5<br />\n";
        break
1;  /* Exit only the switch. */
    
case 10:
        echo
"At 10; quitting<br />\n";
        break
2;  /* Exit the switch and the while. */
    
default:
        break;
    }
}
?>