Nested Repeat loops

Peter M. Brigham pmbrig at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 09:47:29 EDT 2014


On Jun 21, 2014, at 2:33 AM, Richmond wrote:

> put 1 into XX
> repeat until XX>7
>  do something
>    put 1 into ZZ
>        repeat until ZZ>7
>          do something else
>             put 1 into YY
>                repeat until YY>7
>                    ask "What colour are you socks?"
>                       if it contains "purple" then
>                           goto %%%
>                       end if
>                       add 1 to YY
>                 end repeat
>              add 1 to ZZ
>          end repeat
>       add 1 to XX
> end repeat
> %%%

I like this. The syntax could be
   go %n -- eg, %4

then the execution would jump to the statement
   %n -- eg, %4

(Which would allow really flexible GOTO equivalents that would be independent of script line numbering. I always struggled with the Fortran GOTO statements, since I was always having to renumber my lines when I revised my programs.)

Enhancement request, anyone?

-- Peter

Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at gmail.com
http://home.comcast.net/~pmbrig








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