The purpose of this statement is to jump out of a
while loop before the loop
would terminate otherwise. Control is transferred to the
statement after the last line of the loop. The statement
looks like this:
Here's an example.
>>> for i in [1, 71, 13, 2, 81, 15]: ... print i, ... if (i%2) == 0: ... break ... 1 71 13 2
Normally this loop would be executed six times, once for
each value in the list, but the
statement gets executed when
i is set to
an even value.