VOTE

Les hlhowell at pacbell.net
Wed Dec 27 21:13:34 UTC 2006


On Tue, 2006-12-26 at 15:43 -0500, Dmitriy Kropivnitskiy wrote:
> Rick Stevens wrote:
> > Well, if you read Kernighan & Ritchey's original "The C Programming
> > Language" book, the "goto" was only put in because C doesn't provide a
> > multi-level break statement.  The only way out of that situation short
> > of lots and lots of sentinel values is a goto.  Of course, they also
> > state that if you are more than four levels of indentation deep, you
> > probably should think about splitting out a function or rethinking your
> > logic.
> > 
> > There are times where a "goto" is appropriate, but one should try to
> > minimize its use--true in almost any procedural language.  If you want
> > to abuse the "goto", write in BASIC.  :-)
> 
> http://xkcd.com/c194.html
I think a warning about adult content would be appropriate.  Thanks,
Les H




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