Causes program execution to continue at the statement at the indicated line number or statement label. The target statement must be within the same "scope" as the
GOTOstatement (i.e., they must both be within the "main" part of the program, or they must both be within the same local function). Also, you should never use
GOTO to jump into the middle of any "block" statement structures (such as
LONG IF...END IF, etc.).
GOTO is sometimes useful in the "main" part of the program, to branch around certain structures such as
ENTERPROC procedures. However, excessive use of
GOTO can lead to code that is difficult to read and maintain. The use of
GOTO is generally discouraged; FutureBasic's other branching and looping structures offer a better solution.
LOCAL FN; GOSUB; FOR; LONG IF; SELECT; ENTERPROC