Kotlin Loops in Kotlin Break and continue


Example

Break and continue keywords work like they do in other languages.

while(true) {
    if(condition1) {
        continue // Will immediately start the next iteration, without executing the rest of the loop body
    }
    if(condition2) {
        break // Will exit the loop completely
    }
}

If you have nested loops, you can label the loop statements and qualify the break and continue statements to specify which loop you want to continue or break:

outer@ for(i in 0..10) {
    inner@ for(j in 0..10) {
        break       // Will break the inner loop
        break@inner // Will break the inner loop
        break@outer // Will break the outer loop
    }
}

This approach won't work for the functional forEach construct, though.