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My "Programming 101" course was Fortran based, and we did use gotos because that was the only alternative. Ever since I have been working with "structured" languages of the "Pascal class" (or C class, if you like). Whenever I had felt a need to skip out, there has been a reason for it, something related to the structured flow: I am through with the loop prematurely, and should break out of it. There is nothing more to do in this function, so I return. Etc.

Admittedly, not all languages provide all the facitlites I would like. So sometimes I resort to tricks, like in C type languages when I might write a "do { ... } while (false);" so that can handle alternatives in order: "if (so-and-so) { ...; break; }" This is an old habit from the CHILL programming language where you could give any statement a label (which denoted that block, not a location in the code), allowing you to EXIT out of any labeled statement, whether a function, a loop, an if statement or whatever.

I never had to make a jump for completely unspecified reasons! So I never used a completely unspecified goto. If the language does not directly provide what I want, I do thricks like that "do while (false)". It is not bad: The indentation indicates what I am breaking out of, and usually the break occurs in another indented statement, making it stand out (or in). I much prefer that to an arbitrary goto.
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