(plural do loops)
- May be implemented using a variety of keywords e.g. PERFORM in COBOL.
From the keyword do used in some programming languages for this purpose.
do loop - Computer Definition
A high-level programming language structure that repeats instructions based on the results of a comparison. In a DO WHILE loop, the instructions within the loop are performed if the comparison is true. In a DO UNTIL loop, the instructions are bypassed if the comparison is true. The following simulated DO WHILE loop prints 1 through 10 and stops. The bold words are programming commands, and the others are variables created by the programmer. See variable and loop. counter = 0 do while counter < 10 counter = counter + 1 print counter enddo