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Reminds me of when I was taking an macro economics class a while back. The textbook was actually printed on paper but there were places where it had URLs or other underlined text and I sometimes found myself tapping on the text with my finger.
My wife would have carefully opened the base of the tub, removed all the ice cream and then carefully glued the base in place so no evidence showed. She would probably also have refilled the tub with crushed ice cubes to simulate the weight.
Did I mention we both previously worked for a certain department of military intelligence?
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Smart of her, but then I would do the same to some other stuff she will open anytime soon: Carefully open the base, remove all contents, insert a tarantula to simulate the weight and then carefully glue the bottom back in.
In Texas you just had to look around a little to find a tarantula. Or a Black Widow, but these are far less scary and far more dangerous.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
The important thing with goto is knowing when not to use it - which is most of the time.
Goto has its place, but if you can use a structured loop or branch instead then your code is generally cleaner and more maintainable. But very occasionally, using a goto makes your code cleaner or much more efficient and (provided it's well documented) isn't a problem.
It's a problem when it's used because they can: and teachers who introduce it early should be hung, drawn, and quartered (and I don't mean "well hung", "sketched", and "given an apartment").
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The only time "goto" is warranted is if in a nested structure where to accomplish the code control, a flag would need to be set and then checked more than once by the control statements within which this decision to break out is needed.
I think I have used it 3 times, and all times, I gave a very good comment as to why it was the proper choice.
goto is NOT the enemy, it's only when it's used wrongly.
... contrary to popular belief disguising it fixes nothing
... if you really need to GOTO, just do it - hiding it only increases the bullshit level.
unfortunatelly, there are teachers that tell the kids "GOTO is bad," but then "to do the same thing..." they then go on and teach the kids how to disguise them, i.e. instead use THROW, or stick the [inner] code in a method and return early (i.e. still in an indefinite state). ffs, really!
I've got no problems with goto,
but I do have issues with (1) sh*t code, and even more (2) attempts to hide sh*t code
Well said! Not using GOTO has become a matter of faith rather than good programming practice. I've seen some totally impenetrable code that has a indeterminate state, all because of the convoluted efforts the devs went through to avoid a GOTO. (Including rafts of local variables called things like a, aa, aaa, aaaa, x, xx, xxx, xxxx etc!)
GOTO is just another tool - it can be used appropriately or badly, just like any other...
teachers who introduce it early should be hung, drawn, and quartered (and I don't mean "well hung", "sketched", and "given an apartment").
My CS teacher introduced them early. However it was more of a "Here is the goto statement, here is how it can go horribly wrong, and that is why you should never use it again... ever. If you do, you will fail whatever assignment it was in." sort of way.
While it was a bit over dramatic, she did follow up with how to better handle branching/looping logic without them.
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