in reply to Number of times I've used goto in Perl
Most people don't use goto because they don't know how. As a Cobol programmer, I use it all the time. I will use it in perl if I feel they need. Sometimes, it's better than having long loops where you can easily get confused. A nice goto can simplify things, but you have to know how to use it properly so you don't get in to endless loops. If you use a goto, you just have to make sure that you never return to that code and if you do that you get out properly. To those that say goto is poor programming, I say BS.