perl exit loop

To exit a loop in Perl, you can use the last statement. The last statement terminates the innermost loop and resumes the program execution after the loop. Here's an example:

while (1) {
    # Code inside the loop
    if ($condition) {
        last; # Exit the loop
    # Code after the condition check

In this example, the while loop will continue indefinitely until the $condition is true. Once the condition becomes true, the last statement is executed, causing the loop to terminate immediately.

You can also use the last statement in other loop constructs like for and foreach. The last statement will exit the nearest loop in these cases as well.

Note that the last statement can only be used within a loop block. If you try to use it outside of a loop, it will result in a syntax error.