Sometimes you want to repeat an action in Ruby while a certain condition is true, but you don’t know how many times you’ll have to repeat that action. A good example would be prompting a user for a certain type of input: if they insist on giving you the wrong thing, you may have to re-ask them several times before you get the kind of input you’re looking for.
To accomplish this, we use something called a
while loop. It checks to see if a certain condition is true, and
while it is, the loop keeps running. As soon as the condition stops being true, the loop stops!
Check out the code in the editor. Can you guess what it’ll do? When you think you know, hit Run to see the results.