optional halt instruction

optional halt instruction

[′äp·shən·əl ′hȯlt in‚strək·shən]
(computer science)
A halt instruction that can cause a computer program to stop either before or after the instruction is obeyed if certain criteria are met. Also known as optional stop instruction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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