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1.13 Java's For Loop

Juppies 2 by Dr Heinz M. Kabutz

Java inherited an awkward for-loop statement from the C Programming Language. When Java was developed, most programmers were coding in C or C++. The authors of Java felt that they would get the greatest acceptance in the programmer community if the syntax of Java resembled that of C/C++, but without the disadvantages that we have with that low-level language. Quite a few of the idiosyncrasies of C have thus leaked through into Java.

In this section we look at how the for-loop works and how it could have been written with a while-loop instead. Both are used, but the for-loop is more common.


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