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Goto statement considered harmful

by davido (Archbishop)
on Sep 04, 2011 at 23:40 UTC ( #924132=poem: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Dedicated to the history buffs out there:

no warnings;EWDs:;SHORTEST_PATH:$dijkstra;goto considered;;harmful: ;sought;formal,verification;$algol=(qw[forefather of c c inspired], ,qq[Just another Perl hacker,\n]) [5];RECURSION_ELIMINATION:goto KNUTH;wirth;considered:goto harmful;PASCAL:;abolished:;in;modula II ;;;;KNUTH:"considered";goto efficient;efficient:$in_some,qw/cases/; FORTRAN;BASIC;should;never,be;taught;print $algol or say with Lisp;

Inspired by MJD's blog: Dijkstra was not insane, Knuth's Paper on Goto, many articles on Wikipedia on topics in early CS, and an enjoyment of the history of computer languages.


Dave

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Re: Goto statement considered harmful
by koolgirl (Hermit) on Sep 05, 2011 at 00:47 UTC
    "FORTRAN;BASIC;should;never,be;taught" ";print $algol or say with Lisp;" [download] [add readmore]

    LOL! ++ davido


    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.." -- George Bernard Shaw

Re: Goto statement considered harmful
by zentara (Archbishop) on Sep 05, 2011 at 10:40 UTC

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