[QUOTE="Lynn McGuire"]\nIs goto Still Considered Harmful?\n\n[URL]http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/is-goto-still-considered-harmful/240166595[/URL][/QUOTE]\n\ngotos are like weeds. A garden may have a few weeds scattered\nhere and there yet still be a fairly nice garden. But when a\ngarden has weeds all over the place it starts to look pretty\nratty, even if it's a rather nice garden otherwise. And of\ncourse the very nicest gardens have no weeds at all.\n\nDijkstra's point is not about gotos but about programmers, viz.,\nprogrammers who feel no compunction against using goto freely\ntend to write lousy code. And this is borne out IME: even among\ndevelopers who are okay with using goto on occasion, the good\nones still have an aversion to using it generally and look for an\nalternate formulation before resorting to goto.