## For i in loops on 2 arrays

# 1
For i in loops on 2 arrays

Hey ,

i have this script and i have these loops so it can find a match between 2 arrays :

the thing is that the loops dont break!
after it fines a match just keep looping and gets to default:

why ?!

i want it to work this way :

Last edited by batchenr; 02-27-2019 at 05:41 AM..
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# 2
It would seem to be because you have nested loops instead of having sequential loops. And, break with no operand only breaks out of the nearest enclosing loop. To break out of two nested loops you would need to use break 2.

Furthermore, the code you have (with nested loops) isn't testing A, B, C, one, two, three; it is testing A, B, C, one, A, B, C, two, A, B, C, three which doesn't seem necessary.

But, even if you fix that, I'm not sure why you're creating arrays and using loops. It looks like a simple case statement would be a better approach:
If you insist on doing it with loops and arrays you would need to make the loops sequential instead of nested:
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# 3
The reason for the undesired behaviour that you complain about is easily seen in the trace log given in your post:
\$VAR's initial contents "B" is compared exactly once - with "A". Not equal - so VAR is assigned "DEFAULT" which is compared against from now, a NEVER will be equal to any of the array elements as given.
Don't use the same variable for (initial) input values and for the results unless you know exactly what you are doing.

Don Cragun showed some way simpler methods to solve your problem - try one of those...
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