spaghetti code

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spaghetti code definition

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A pejorative term for code with a complex and tangled control structure, especially one using many GOTOs, exceptions, or other "unstructured" branching constructs. The synonym "kangaroo code" has been reported, doubtless because such code has so many jumps in it.
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(1997-02-17)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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