When we want to execute some code multiple times, we can always copy-paste those commands.
But that is not very efficient or readable, so we have commands like While.

A While command has two parts:

  • condition - checked each time, before While body is executed
  • body - list of commands executed when condition is true

Let's write a program that prints numbers 1 to 5:

  • declare an integer x with value 1
  • add a While command with condition x <= 5
  • output x in While body
  • assign x = x + 1 in While body

You should see numbers 1,2,3...5 printed in the output panel.

Notice the Assign command: x = x + 1. You can use x's previous value (before Assign was executed), when calculating its new value! How cool is that? :)

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