While True: Looping in Go

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In Go, the traditional while true loop, found in many programming languages, can done through the for keyword. Below are two alternative versions, a for can work as an infinite loop without any parameters, or with a true boolean.

package main

import (
    "fmt"
    "time"
)

func main() {

    // while true loop
    for {
        fmt.Println("Infinite Loop 1")
        time.Sleep(time.Second)
    }

    // Alternative Version
    for true {
        fmt.Println("Infinite Loop 2")
        time.Sleep(time.Second)
    }
}
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Author:  Edd Turtle

Edd is the Lead Developer at Hoowla, a prop-tech startup, where he spends much of his time working on production-ready Go and PHP code. He loves coding, but also enjoys cycling and camping in his spare time.

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