An ancient coding term used in programming loops — back when people wrote code, rather than having robot generators do it for them. It meant skipping to a particular line of code rather than running the programming sequence in order. It was used for nested loops and for exit from logical loops as well as to direct the program to certain sets of instructions when certain parameters were met.

Note that this was something quite popular in the days before the takeover of spaghetti coding due to people's disregard for memory space and the rise of so-called "intuitive" programming rather than using logic and flow charts to back up and assist the construction of well written code.

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