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Branching statements

Branching statements offer programmers the flexibility to redirect the flow of execution to various parts of the program. These statements are commonly employed within other control structures, including break, continue, return, and goto.

An essential concept in computer programming, a branch serves as an instruction that can lead a computer to depart from its default behavior of executing instructions sequentially. This diversion from the norm enables the program to follow a different sequence of instructions. Among the frequently encountered branching statements are break, continue, return, and goto.

PHP break Statement

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PHP continue Statement

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In summary, break is used to exit a loop prematurely, terminating the loop entirely, while continue is used to skip the remaining code in the current iteration and move to the next iteration within the loop. These branching statements provide flexibility in controlling the flow of loops in your PHP programs.