FAQ: Learn Python: Loops - Continue

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5 posts were split to a new topic: What is the scope of a variable that is part of a for loop?

So I don’t get this, surely it would be much more efficient to just do

for i in ages:
if i >= 21:
print(i)

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But if you did that you wouldn’t learn about the existence continue :slight_smile:

But why isn’t the else statement needed here:

for i in ages:
if i < 21:
continue
print(i)

?

Can someone please help me understand indentation rules a bit more?
my code looked like this:

ages = [12, 38, 34, 26, 21, 19, 67, 41, 17]
for age in ages:
if age < 21:
continue
print(age)

and it printed: 17

obviously when I indented it correctly I got the right answer but I can’t imagine why it would have printed 17 in this case.

edit: oh dear it doesn’t let me save the indents. basically I had everything indented correctly except the print statement was on the same level as the word for

i dont get it…


shouldnt it be printing all the ages that are more then 21?
becuse age > 21…?

The print statement is never reached when age > 21. Remove continue and indent the print statement.

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ok but why dose it do the opposite if the statement dont reached?

Because the way it is written above the print statement is not in the if statement.