I hope you're all doing well. Lately, I've been working with switch statements in PHP, and I came across a feature called the "break statement." While I understand the basic concept of using switch statements to perform different actions based on different cases, I'm a bit confused about the purpose of the break statement within a switch statement.
To give you a bit of background, I'm currently building a web application that allows users to select different options from a dropdown menu. Based on their selection, I want to display specific content or perform specific actions. I figured that using a switch statement would be the best approach, as it allows me to handle different cases in a more organized manner.
Here's where my confusion lies. I noticed that there is a break statement that can be used within each case of a switch statement. I have a basic understanding of what the break statement does in loops, as it is used to exit the loop early. However, I'm unsure about its function within a switch statement.
My Question: What is the purpose of the break statement in a switch statement in PHP? Should I include it in each case, or is it optional?
Any insights or examples would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!