goto

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
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 ucsd.edu

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




More information about the Python-list mailing list