(plural infinite loops)
- (computing) A loop which continues indefinitely.
infinite loop - Computer Definition
A series of instructions in a program that are constantly repeated. Also called an "endless loop," it may be intentional such as a never-ending demo on screen, or it may be a bug. Due to erroneous program logic, the computer is directed to instructions that keep pointing back to the start of a routine without any way of branching out. It commonly occurs when a programmer expects certain results from a compare instruction and all possible outcomes are not evaluated properly. See abend and bug. Apple Inc., 1 Infinite Loop To imply the never-ending creation of products, Apple's headquarters are located at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California.