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Re^2: Re (tilly) 4: Paradigm Shift - when to use goto

by JadeNB (Chaplain)
on Nov 04, 2009 at 04:36 UTC ( #804839=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re (tilly) 4: Paradigm Shift - when to use goto
in thread Paradigm Shift - Don't use strict

To shed my vast light on the discussion, 8 years later: Is this

replacing the current subroutine via a goto &othersub (rare),
really true? I thought that goto was the only way to get proper tail-call recursion, which means that those of us with functional backgrounds who aren't so fond of iteration would be using it a lot.

Incidentally, nothingmuch has recently offered Sub::Call::Tail for those who recoil from the syntactic ugliness of the goto-based set-up. Given your contributions in the past, I imagine you have your own way of twisting tail-calling gotos into shape when the occasion warrants. :-)

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Re^3: Re (tilly) 4: Paradigm Shift - when to use goto
by runrig (Abbot) on Nov 04, 2009 at 17:28 UTC

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