On 10/06/2014 08:27, Thomas Rachel wrote:
Am 08.06.2014 05:58 schrieb Rustom Mody:
Some people¹ think that gotos are a code-smell.
¹ I am not exactly those people.
A chap called E W Dijkstra made the statement: "Goto statement considered
harmful" and became famous.
And became widely misunderstood. If anybody would read the whole what he
wrote, people would learn that he doesn't criticise the *use* of goto,
but he wants the *replacement* of goto with something else (like
As C doesn't have exceptions, goto is in many cases the simplest and
easiest way of handling errors.
Essentially, you can write both good and bad code both with and without
I entirely agree. I find it incredible that some people find it so
difficult to differentiate having tens or even hundreds of gotos leaping
around willy nilly to a similar number of labels, and a similar number
of gotos targetted at one label called SNAFU or whatever.
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.
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