Endless loop

Alternatively referred to as an infinite loop or a continuous loop, an endless loop is a continuous repetition of a program segment. For example, when creating a batch file, an endless loop can be created by using the GOTO statement that refers back to the beginning of the loop.

:BEGIN
Echo This is an endless loop!
GOTO BEGIN

As illustrated in the above example, the program will print "This is an endless loop!", go back to the BEGIN statement and repeat this process indefinitely.

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Also see: Loop, Programming terms