= L =
loop through vt.
To process each element of a list of
things. "Hold on, I've got to loop through my paper mail."
Derives from the computer-language notion of an iterative loop;
compare `cdr down' (under cdr), which is less common among C
and Unix programmers. ITS hackers used to say `IRP over' after
an obscure pseudo-op in the MIDAS PDP-10 assembler (the same IRP op
can nowadays be found in Microsoft's assembler).
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.