Goto Statement in C Language

Goto is a jumping statement in c language, which transfers the program's control from one statement to another statement (where the label is defined). In this tutorial, we will learn about goto statement in C Language.

The goto statement is a jump statement, often known as an unconditional jump statement in some situations. Within a function, you can jump from one place to another by using the goto statement.

Syntax of goto Statement:

goto label;
... .. ...
... .. ...

C goto statement flowchart

C Language goto Statement Example:


void main()
   int age;

   printf("Enter you age:");
   scanf("%d", &age);
        goto g; //goto label g
        goto s; //goto label s

   g: //label name
     printf("you are Eligible\n");
   s: //label name
     printf("you are not Eligible");

Output :

Enter you age:12 you are not Eligible

Output :

Enter you age:23 you are Eligible

Disadvantages of using goto statement:

  • It makes the program confusing, less readable and complex.
  • when this is used, the control of the program won't be easy to trace.
  • It makes testing and debugging difficult.
  • Use of goto can be simply avoided using break and continue statements.