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while

(programming)
The loop construct found in nearly all procedural languages which executes one or more instructions (the "loop body") repeatedly so long as some condition evaluates to true. In contrast to a repeat loop, the loop body will not be executed at all if the condition is false on entry to the while.

For example, in C, a while loop is written

while (<expr>) <statement>;

where <expr> is any expression and <statement> is any statement, including a compound statement within braces "..".
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But in this conversion, as in past schemes such as the one for the British Council in Madrid (AR February 1994), Jestico + Whiles' interventions have been imaginative and co-exist happily with the existing structure.
Martin Stiles, defending, said that Mr Whiles was awaiting two medical examinations to decide on his fitness to plead and that a report would be served on the Crown.
"Both Chris and I love pool and have organised a couple of fundraising tournaments in the past," said Mr Whiles, a stock controller.
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Jestico + Whiles have clearly been fortunate in having a client body with an enlightened concern for energy use and the environment, and it will be fascinating to see if the building lives up to the high expectations of its architects, clients and users.
Kath Aspin broke her PB in the 800m, Sam Garratt, Sharon Bulman and Lisa Bennett did likewise in the 1500m and Chris Whiles bagged two best efforts in the 400m hurdles and high jump.
Whiles memories of the recent Ryder Cup triumph remain fresh, Pudding Chare would like to take us all back to the depression that was the 2006 World Cup.
Principal environmental health officer Steve Whiles said the group had been on the edge of Whitley Common, in London Road, but moved shortly before they were to be evicted.
The challenge is the latest in a long line of annual charity walks organised by TTE staff Bernard Whiles, Rory McIntosh, Jeff Stephenson and their former colleagues, Dave Dickinson and Ted Hardwick.
Principal environmental health officer at the city council Steve Whiles said there was a huge problem with illegal dumping in Coventry.
The challenge was the latest in a long line of annual charity walks organised by TTE staff Bernard Whiles, Rory McIntosh, Jeff Stephenson and their former colleagues, Dave Dickinson and Ted Hardwick.
Grandfather Brian Whiles said of Masefield Road in Rhydyfelin: 'There's been no change but at least she's not getting worse.'