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Code Inspection: 'continue' is targeting 'switch' statement

Reports the continue statements that are targeting switch statements. In PHP 7.3 and later, such usages are deprecated and will emit an E_WARNING, since they are most likely the result of a programming mistake.

  • In PHP, such continue statements are equivalent to break, that is, they end the execution of the current switch structure.

  • In other languages, such continue statements behave as continue 2 in PHP, that is, they take the execution to a higher level control structure (for example, the next iteration of an outer loop).



See continue (php.net), break (php.net), and switch (php.net) for details.

Suppress an inspection in the editor

  1. Position the caret at the highlighted line and press Alt+Enter or click the Intention action icon.

  2. Click the arrow next to the inspection you want to suppress and select the necessary suppress action.

Last modified: 16 July 2021