I’m looking at the alpha 1 news about PHP 5.4 and find some things that are removed.
In that list they talk about
break/continue $var syntax.
I assume, that this one is meant
break $c; continue $c;
continue accepts a number, that specify the number of nested loops, that should be breaked up, or continued. Have a look at the example at the manual.
However, it seems, that
continue are not usable with variables anymore. In my personal experience, this will affect .. nobody 😉