break out of an if() block in PHP

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Although most programmers are aware of this already, if for whatever reason you need to 'break' out of an if() block (which, unlike switch() is not considered a looping structure) just wrap it in an appropriate looping structure, such as a do-while(false):

<?php
do if ($foo)
{
  // Do something first...

  // Shall we continue with this block, or exit now?
  if ($abort_if_block) break;

  // Continue doing something...

} while (false);
?>


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