Describe one (1) scenario not mentioned in the textbook in which it would be advantageous for you to use a definite loop as opposed to an indefinite loop when developing a program. Provide a rationale for your response.
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An infinite loop (sometimes called an endless loop ) is a piece of coding
that lacks a functional exit so that it repeats indefinitely. In computer
programming, a loop is a sequence of instruction s that is continually repeated
until a certain condition is reached. Typically, a certain process is done,
such as getting an item of data and changing it, and then some condition is
checked, such as whether a counter has reached a prescribed number. If the
presence of the specified condition cannot be ascertained, the next instruction
in the sequence tells the program to return to the first instruction and repeat
the sequence, which typically goes on until the program terminates
automatically after certain duration of time, or the operating system
terminates the program with an error.
Usually, an infinite loop results from
a programming error - for example, where the conditions for exit are
incorrectly written. Intentional uses for infinite loops include programs that
are supposed to run continuously, such as product demo s or in programming for embedded
A pseudo-infinite loop is one that
looks as if it will be infinite, but that will actually stop at some point.
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