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The situation I laid out is applicable to every imperative programming language I've used.

It's applicable to all C/C++ family and C/C++-ish syntax languages, including the java and javascript beasts. It's applicable to Pascal. To Basic. To Perl. To Bash - you actually run into the problem i outlined a fair bit in shell scripts in both unix and windows cmd depending on what you're trying to do.

Goto in these situations - that is, in situations where you need a state machine and don't have ready access to tables. Batch files are a perfect example. Stored procedures are too but only IF you don't want to touch the DB in your logic path - obv once you go to the DB you have tabular data all day long.

But also in languages where you do have it just as often constructing an array to traverse your state machine is just as messy as traversing it with gotos.

So you're back to square one.

And this is in any case where you need a deterministic finite automata or something with its fundamental properties ( a basic stackless state machine)
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