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Re: Re: Would you use 'goto' here?

by clintp (Curate)
on Dec 06, 2001 at 20:20 UTC ( #129956=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Would you use 'goto' here?
in thread Would you use 'goto' here?

It is important to note that the statement Djikstra made regarding GOTOs was in the late 1960s-a result of studying numerous programs where the use of GOTOs, combined with the relative lack of programming structures, made the code hard to follow, error-prone, and difficult and costly to maintain
Has anyone gone back and re-done this study in the last 30 years? Are we just repeating things that our forerunners thought was true because we're too lazy to go back and check our facts? Might be worth study.

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