On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 10:14:28AM -0400, tedd wrote:

> At 2:19 PM +0100 4/23/09, Tony Marston wrote:


>> There is no such "rule", it is a matter of personal preference. As a
>> previous poster has already said, if you want to leave a function early 
>> and
>> ignore all subsequent processing it is easier to understand if you return
>> immediately rather than have a mechanism to jump over the remaining code 
>> to
>> a single return point. In the good old days we used to use the GOTO in 
>> to jump to the exit point, but then people found a way to abuse GOTO in 
>> very
>> imaginatve ways.
>>>  The "benefit" is easier to read code.
>> I think that an immediate return is easier to read, but what do I know -
>> I've only been programming for 30 years.
>> --
>> Tony Marston
> Tony:
> Don't get your panties in a knot. :-)

I think in Tony's case, it would "knickers in a twist". ;-}


Paul M. Foster

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