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.
Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
<code> <a> <b> <big>
<blockquote> <br /> <dd>
<dl> <dt> <em> <font>
<h1> <h2> <h3> <h4>
<h5> <h6> <hr /> <i>
<li> <nbsp> <ol> <p>
<small> <strike> <strong>
<sub> <sup> <table>
<td> <th> <tr> <tt>
Snippets of code should be wrapped in
<code> tags not
<pre> tags. In fact, <pre>
tags should generally be avoided. If they must
be used, extreme care should be
taken to ensure that their contents do not
have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent
horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor
Want more info? How to link or
or How to display code and escape characters
are good places to start.