[linux-elitists] Harmful things according to google.

Larry M. Augustin lma@lmaugustin.com
Fri Jan 10 06:51:27 PST 2003


Jan Wender wrote on Thursday, January 09, 2003 11:44 PM
> On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 10:10:35PM -0800, Sean Neakums wrote:
> > >   Google "Edsger Wybe Dijkstra": he's the one who said it.
> >
> > Yes, yes he did.
> >
> > goto is an excellent way to move error code out of the fast path,
> > something that is quite important in the real world, where machines
> > run programs at a finite speed that is always Too Slow.
> 
> A rather complete discussion of this is in Donald E. Knuth's 1974 paper
> "Structured Programming with go to Statements", online at
> http://pplab.snu.ac.kr/courses/PL2001/papers/p261-knuth.pdf

Forget GOTO.  Real languages (e.g C-INTERCAL) use COME FROM.

Larry




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