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Edgar Toernig <> writes:

>> Some real contenders:
>> [label syntax]
> I think, the current syntax is OK (as would be ::label::).
> What is more important to me, is the syntax of the goto statement.
> In my experience, it helps reading and understanding code if the
> jump-statement gives a hint about the direction the jump takes,
> forward or backward.

A common use case for goto is the implementation of state machines.  It
would complicate the generation of them if you had to specify the
direction where the label is to be found.

David Kastrup