Appeal for python developers

Torsten Bronger bronger at
Sat Mar 5 15:47:36 CET 2005



> Please include "goto" command in future python realeses I know
> that proffesional programers doesn't like to use it, but for me as
> newbie it's too hard to get used replacing it with "while", "def"
> or other commands

Accordings to Stroustrup's C++ book, the only good reason for goto
statements in a language is to have it in computer-generated code.
I don't know whether programs generate Python, but I *think* that
even there "goto" can be avoided very easily.

Anyway, at our institute we control devices with HT Basic, and my
collegues have used lots of gotos, so I can understand that avoiding
them is somewhat inconvenient at the beginning.  However, it's still
very easy to learn.  Most gotos are disguised function calls, so
just copy the code in a "def".  And loops can be translated to
"while"s almost trivially.

After a couple of days, it'll be even simpler than before.


Torsten Bronger, aquisgrana, europa vetus

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