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- Subject: Re: goto
- From: Adam Wozniak <adam@...>
- Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 11:29:20 -0700
> From email@example.com Mon Jul 19 10:57:22 1999
> From: Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >From email@example.com Mon Jul 19 13:31:59 1999
> >From: Adam Wozniak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Are there no "goto" or "label"s ? Or did I just miss them?
> No, there are no "goto"s or "label"s.
> Do you *really* need them?
I don't think I *really* need my microwave oven, or my automobile,
but I find them convenient tools to have around at certain times.
"Djikstra considered harmful"
I don't think Lua *really* needs 'repeat' and 'if'. After all,
'while' should be sufficient for doing everything these other
keywords do. However, I sometimes find it convenient to use one
or the other, depending on what the task at hand is.
There are actually a small handful of algorithms where the code
actually does look cleaner with a 'goto' than it would with
other constructs. Most languages have some kind of construct
for unconditional, non-returning branches.