As defined by C standards, the for loop syntax is:
for (initialisation; condition; increment/decrement) ...
Syntactically, there should be two semicolons, one opening parenthesis, one closing parenthesis, and correct spelling of “for”. Hence, to check only the syntax of for loop, what a compiler does is check the following conditions:
- Only “for” is written, and not “For”, “FOR”, “foR” or any of its variants.
- Total statement consists of two semicolons “;” before the closing parenthesis “)” ends.
- Presence of an opening parenthesis “(” after the “for” keyword, and presence of a closing parenthesis “)” at the end of statement.
Input : for (i = 10; i < 20 i++) Output : Semicolon Error Input : for(i = 10; i < 20; i++ Output : Closing parenthesis absent at end
No error Opening parenthesis absent after for keyword
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