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11.1.3 A Loop with an Incrementing Counter

A loop is not useful unless it stops when it ought. Besides controlling a loop with a list, a common way of stopping a loop is to write the first argument as a test that returns false when the correct number of repetitions are complete. This means that the loop must have a counter—an expression that counts how many times the loop repeats itself.