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Continue statement that does not continue

ID: java/continue-in-false-loop
Kind: problem
Severity: warning
Precision: high
Tags:
   - correctness
Query suites:
   - java-security-and-quality.qls

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A continue statement only re-runs the loop if the loop condition is true. Therefore using continue in a loop with a constant false condition will never cause the loop body to be re-run, which is misleading.

Recommendation

Replace the continue statement with a break statement if the intent is to break from the loop.

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