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Continue Statement

Continue statements are meant to be used in loops, like break. They skip the current iteration of the loop, and they'll skip any code necessary to do so.

Example Code
-- Print every number besides five.for i = 1, 10 do    if i == 5 then        continue    end    print(i)    -- continue jumps here.end

They introduce a new keyword, continue. These cannot be used inside switch statements.

Continue's Only Argument

This keyword accepts an optional integral argument which tells it how many levels of enclosing loops it should skip to the end of. The default value is 1, thus skipping to the end of the current loop.

Example 1
for i = 1, 10 do -- Loop 1.    continue 1 --> This is identical to `continue` without any arguments.end
Example 2
for i = 1, 10 do -- Loop 1.    for ii = 1, 5 do -- Loop 2.        continue 1 --> This will continue from Loop 2.        continue 2 --> This will continue from Loop 1.    endend

Note, continue will skip code. If any code within your loop will determine if the loop continues, make sure continue doesn't jump over it.

Using Compatibility Mode?

You may need to use pluto_continue instead of continue.

Interactive Example