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Re: Would you use 'goto' here?

by dws (Chancellor)
on Dec 06, 2001 at 03:42 UTC ( #129803=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Would you use 'goto' here?

In this case the performance gained from using the goto instead of a more conventional subroutine call is probably outweighed by the maintenance risk. Somebody is liable to pick this up and not understand it, and then either undo the trick or add a layer of bandaids on top of it. I'd go with
return edit_office_product(@_) if $query->param('officeID');

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(Ovid) Re: Re: Would you use 'goto' here?
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Dec 06, 2001 at 04:05 UTC

    Actually, my concern was having the call stack accurately reflect what I wanted (and having a function do what I truly want it to do) versus having a bit of code that some might not understand. As a standing rule, I never optimize for performance. I optimize for correctness and clarity. Performance is rarely an issue for an unfinished product as it can't truly be predicted :)


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