while clause must be terminated by
while expr ,instructions,..., end
while expr do instructions,..., end
while expr then instructions,..., end
The only constraint is that each
dokeyword must be on the same line as
docan be replaced by a carriage return or a comma. For compatibility with Matlab it is also possible, but not recommended, to put a space between the end of the expression and the beginning of the first instruction.
According to the Code Conventions for the Scilab Programming Language it is recommended:
Start each statement on a new line.
Write no more than one simple statement per line.
Break compound statements over multiple lines.
For example, use:
i = 0 while i<5 disp("i"); i = i + 1; end
i = 0; while i<5 disp("i"); i = i + 1; end
Warning: the number of characters used to define the body of any conditional instruction (if while for or select/case) must be limited to 16k.
e=1; a=1; k=1; while norm(a-(a+e),1) > %eps, e=e/2; k=k+1; end e,k