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David O'Neil wrote:
goto
Blech. I'm sure someone will douse me with an accelerant and light me up for this, but the only time I've felt justified in using goto over the last umpteen years of my career has been in embedded assembly language code via jmp instructions of one flavor or another.

If you're using any kind of higher-level language that supports structured programming, the ease of misusing goto far outweighs it's utility. After writing millions of lines of FORTRAN, Ada, Pascal, LISP, PL/I, C, C++, and C# I've never written code using a goto that wasn't simpler, more robust, and easier to follow when written structured.
Software Zen: delete this;

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