Robert Kern rkern at
Tue Jul 19 12:26:38 CEST 2005

rbt wrote:

> IMO, most of the people who deride goto do so because they heard or read
> where someone else did. 

Or perhaps, like me, they have had to maintain FORTRAN code written by a 
scientist who apparently hadn't heard of subroutines. "Spaghetti" 
doesn't quite describe it. I've settled on "Lovecraftian": reading the 
code, you can't help but get the impression of writhing tentacles and 
impossible angles.

Robert Kern
rkern at

"In the fields of hell where the grass grows high
  Are the graves of dreams allowed to die."
   -- Richard Harter

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