goto

rbt rbt at athop1.ath.vt.edu
Tue Jul 19 17:29:58 CEST 2005


On Tue, 2005-07-19 at 10:02 -0400, George Sakkis wrote:
> "rbt" <rbt at athop1.ath.vt.edu> wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, 2005-07-18 at 12:27 -0600, Steven Bethard wrote:
> > > Hayri ERDENER wrote:
> > > > what is the equivalent of C languages' goto  statement in python?
> > >
> > > Download the goto module:
> > >      http://www.entrian.com/goto/
> > > And you can use goto to your heart's content. And to the horror of all
> > > your friends/coworkers. ;)
> > >
> > > STeVe
> >
> > Shouldn't that be "to the horror of all your goto-snob friends."
> >
> > IMO, most of the people who deride goto do so because they heard or read
> > where someone else did.
> >
> > Many of the world's most profitable software companies (MS for example)
> > have thousands of goto statements in their code... oh the horror of it
> > all. Why aren't these enlightened-by-the-gods know-it-alls as profitable
> > as these obviously ignorant companies?
> 
> 
> It should not really come as a shock that the same fellow who came up with a brilliant efficient way
> to generate all permutations (http://tinyurl.com/dnazs) is also in favor of goto.
> 
> Coming next from rbt: "Pointer arithmetic in python ?".
> 
> George
> 
> 

I have moments of brilliance and moments of ignorance. You must admit
though, that was a unique way of generating permutations... how many
other people would have thought of that approach? It did solve my
problem ;)




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