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  1. Goto

    Goto is a statement found in many computer programming languages. It performs a one-way transfer of control to another line of code; in contrast a function call normally returns control. The jumped-to locations are usually identified using labels, though some languages use line numbers. At the machine code level, a goto is a form of branch or jump statement. Many languages support the goto statement, and many do not; see language support for discussion. The structured program theorem proved that the goto statement is not necessary to write programs; some combination of the three programming constructs of sequence, selection/choice, and repetition/iteration are sufficient for any computation that can be performed by a Turing machine. However, goto is used on machine code level, to implement these constructs. In the past there was considerable debate in academia and industry on the merits of the use of goto statements. Use of goto was formerly common, but since the advent of structured programming in the 1960s and 1970s its use has declined significantly. The primary criticism is that code that uses goto statements is harder to understand than alternative constructions. Goto remains in use in certain common usage patterns, but alternatives are generally used if available.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GOTO in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GOTO in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of GOTO in a Sentence

  1. Ken Thompson:

    If you want to go somewhere, goto is the best way to get there.

  2. Ray Simard:

    Goto, n.: A programming tool that exists to allow structured programmers to complain about unstructured programmers.

  3. Yoshihide Suga:

    This is an outrageous and unacceptable act, we strongly demand the prompt release of the remaining Mr. Kenji Goto, without harm.

  4. Yasuhide Nakayama:

    I hope we can all firmly work hard and join hands to cooperate, and for the two countries (Japan and Jordan) to cooperate, in order for us to see the day when the Jordanian pilot and our Japanese national Mr. Goto, can both safely return to their own countries with a smile on their faces.

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