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Exit Routine

Definition - What does Exit Routine mean?

An exit routine is a programmer-added command to skip forward and begin the next set of instructions.

A computer program has two primary routine types (function and subroutine) that are used to handle multiple commands. When a condition requires an immediate exit, an exit routine command is implemented to interrupt the code sequence execution and end the application after the computer processes the command.

An exit routine is also known as an exit program.

Techopedia explains Exit Routine

Computer applications have one or more functions or subroutines. Routines allow programmers to avoid the continuous process of rewriting certain commands, which saves code space and programmer time, while efficiently facilitating code changes.

A programmer must consider randomly occurring conditions or events and perform code changes as required. However, a routine functions as a single unit, where a command is executed immediately after the prior command. Thus, additional exit routine commands are added to stop sequential command execution.

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