Mike Meyer wrote:
> rbt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>>Many of the world's most profitable software companies (MS for example)
>>have thousands of goto statements in their code... oh the horror of it
>>all. Why aren't these enlightened-by-the-gods know-it-alls as profitable
>>as these obviously ignorant companies?
> Because profitability has *nothing* to do with code quality, and
> everything to do with marketing. MS, in particular, has done an
> excellent job of divorcing code quality from their bottom line by
> shuffling the bulk of the support work off to other companies:
> hardware vendors who bundle MS software, system integrators, and
> customers friends and family being very high on the list.
> That they felt the need to do this speaks volumes about their code
whoa whoa whoa! Discussing goto statements and Microsoft together is
like mixing dynamite and gasoline. We don't want this to explode into
some interminable argument; that's not the kind of thing people like to
see on comp.lang.python.
Oh by the way, boo has goto statements: