On 10/10/2012 2:36 PM, Tim Streater wrote:
On 10 Oct 2012 at 19:17, David McGlone <da...@dmcentral.net> wrote:
BTW - in any of your other computer languages didn't they utilize a
'return' statement? PHP's is no different.
back in like '85, I learned Pascal that's the only language I learned and I
don't recall if it used return.
Mmmm. There's the problem. Pascal doesn't *have* a return statement. In Pascal,
implicitly, you return when execution reaches the end of a function. In fact
early just by saying return.
IMO, this is a major limitation of Pascal. I use returns wherever I feel like
it - if I detect there's nothing more for the function to do, I return. Purists
object to this; they say you should enter a function at one place and leave at
one place. Well, that's a point of view. But more often that not it just leads
to convoluted code in order to achieve that. The one time I *had* to use Pascal
as that was the only option, I simply put a 999: label at the end of the
function and did goto 999 wherever I wanted to do a return. Simples!
Cheers -- Tim
Now you went and gave our OP something else to think about! :(:(
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