[Stackless] [Fwd: Wtrlt: Antw: Re: implementation of 'goto' for stackless python]

Larry Dickson ldickson at cuttedge.com
Mon Mar 30 18:19:45 CEST 2009


Just a general comment: a "return" or "exit" from the middle of a procedure
is really a goto, and an awful lot of languages still seem to support that.

Larry Dickson

On 3/27/09, Christian Tismer <tismer at stackless.com> wrote:

> On 3/27/09 8:40 PM, Richard Tew wrote:
>
>> 2009/3/27 Phoenix Sol<phoenix at burninglabs.com>:
>>
>>> Gee, just thinking about goto brings back childhood headaches from all
>>> that
>>> horrible BASIC on the Commodore64  ;-)
>>>
>>> Please, someone explain why in the world you would want to use goto in
>>> Python ?!
>>>
>>
>> Personal preference.  Not believing the "goto considered harmful" hype.
>>
>
> Goto is for kids.
>
> The meliorated goto is the well-known
> continuation, where a god-damned nono
> a.k.a goto is turned into an expression
> for the uncomputed future.
>
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