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 for for loop
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  for loop
  for
  
      A loop construct found in many procedural
     languages which repeatedly executes some instructions while a
     condition is true.
  
     In C, the for loop is written in the form;
  
      for (INITIALISATION; CONDITION; AFTER)
        STATEMENT;
  
     where INITIALISATION is an expression that is evaluated once
     before the loop, CONDITION is evaluated before each iteration
     and the loop exits if it is false, AFTER is evaluated after
     each iteration, and STATEMENT is any statement, including a
     compound+statement+within+braces+"{..">compound statement within braces "{..", that is executed if
     CONDITION is true.
  
     For example:
  
      int i;
      for (i = 0; i < 10; i++)
      {
          printf("Hello\n");
      
  
     prints "Hello" 10 times.
  
     Other languages provide a more succinct form of "for"
     statement specifically for iterating over arrays or lists.
     E.g., the Perl code,
  
      for my $task (@tasks)
      {
          postpone($task);
      
  
     calls function "postpone()" repeatedly, setting $task to each
     element of the "@tasks" array in turn.  This avoids
     introducing temporary index variables like "i" in the previous
     example.
  
     The for loop is an alternative way of writing a while loop
     that is convenient because the loop control logic is collected
     in a single place.  It is also closely related to the repeat
     loop.
  
     (2009-10-07)
  

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