FAQ: Loops - Comparing Loops

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I don’t understand why the counter was the problem? Why did that need to be removed? Why did that make sense?

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The counter was unnecessary. You should always remove things that you know are definitely not going to be needed.

How do I know it’s unnecessary. It could be auto generating a numerical list for all I know. I was held up forever on this problem.

Different situations call for different loops. You can’t replace all of your loops with the “best” one. You figure it out from the situation.

In this case, the lesson tells you that the code iterates over an array. You know that a while loop is not the best loop to iterate over an array, so you use a better one.

i agree with you… i was stuck on this for quite some time too