On 10/06/2014 08:27, Thomas Rachel wrote:
Am 08.06.2014 05:58 schrieb Rustom Mody:

Some people┬╣ think that gotos are a code-smell.
 ┬╣ 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
exceptions).

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
goto.

Thomaas

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.

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