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Edgar Toernig <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> Edgar Toernig <> writes:
>> > 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.
> Hmm... for some definition of "complicate", yes.  But at the same time
> you help later readers to find the target state in the code (code is
> read more often then written, so time spent making reading easier pays
> off).

That's what comments are for.

David Kastrup