7.4 CONTINUE Statement

The CONTINUE statement is primarily used to terminate a labeled DO construct when the construct would otherwise end improperly with either a GO TO, arithmetic IF, or other prohibited control statement.

The CONTINUE statement takes the following form:


The statement by itself does nothing and has no effect on program results or execution sequence.

The following example shows a CONTINUE statement:

    DO 150 I = 1,40
40  Y = Y + 1
    Z = COS(Y)
    PRINT *, Z
    IF (Y .LT. 30) GO TO 150
    GO TO 40

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