loopstructured language (e.g. C, Pascal, BASIC, or Fortran), a loop is usually achieved with for loop, while loop or repeat loop constructs. In other languages these constructs may be synthesised with a jump (assembly language) or a GOTO (early Fortran or BASIC). To "loop through" a list means to process each element in turn. Hackers might use this for everyday iterative actions, e.g. "I've got to loop through my paper mail."
Last updated: 2014-12-20