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Re^5: cross scope gotos?

by LanX (Canon)
on Apr 06, 2010 at 13:28 UTC ( #833035=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: cross scope gotos?
in thread cross scope gotos?

> No serious application whatsoever for this nonsense...

sigh, YOU again...

you may use it for

  1. easily leaving deeply nested recursions, without the need to return step by step
    perl -e ' my $x; sub rec { goto STOP if ++$x>10; print $x; rec()};rec();STOP:' 12345678910
  2. easily defining specific labels and jump-commands in DSLs (Domain Specific Languages) and encapsulating all the logic within the subs.

    For instance if you want to emulate and/or compile an assembler language you can easily implement it as valid perl-code then easily using Perl as macro language:

    use Assembler::6502; # fictitious module # implementing Mnemonics as subs MARK: LDX 10; ADD 3; macro1(); # Perl sub to include/call mnemonics JSR SUB2; JMP MARK; SUB2: ... ... RET

serious enough?

Cheers Rolf

UPDATE: added examples

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