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- Subject: Re: Re: why no "continue" statement for loops?
- From: Tuomo Valkonen <tuomov@...>
- Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 23:32:58 +0300
On Mon, Jun 23, 2003 at 11:10:54AM -0700, Bilyk, Alex wrote:
> Having 'break [N]' and 'continue [N]' would not infringe on any of the main Lua strengths IMHO while increasing its flexibility and usability especially for non-programmers and beginners, that is people with no programming preconceptions and stereotypes. Well, on the down side, it would probably make the binary some whooping 0.25% larger.
Exactly these same arguments can be used to justify 'goto' and 'goto'
actually is a very intuitively clear construct while I wouldn't say the
same of whatever [N]. Numerical levels have an awful kludgy feel to them;
labelled break/continue would be cleaner, but I still don't like them.
Maybe people should just organize their code better?