Can someone tell me why this code doesn't work and how to fix it ? Thanks.

k = 0;
  k = k + 1,
  Print["k = ", k],
  If[k < 4, Goto[top]]},
k = 1

Goto::nolabel: Label top not found. >>

  • $\begingroup$ related $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Apr 1, 2014 at 12:07

1 Answer 1


According to the documentation center:

Goto first scans any compound expression in which it appears directly, then scans compound expressions that enclose this one.

Your Goto - Label construction is part of the List so Mathematica fails to find the label. Taking this under consideration, the following will work:

k = 0;
  Label[top]; k = k + 1; Print["k = ", k]; If[k < 4, Goto[top]]
  }, {10}]
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    $\begingroup$ "any compound expression" does not read as CompoundExpression -- I think this is not so clear from the documentation. On these grounds I am reopening this question. If the community votes to close it again however I shall not intervene again. $\endgroup$
    – Mr.Wizard
    Jun 26, 2015 at 17:02

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