for / while else doesn't make sense
dan at tombstonezero.net
Tue Jun 7 08:27:49 EDT 2016
On Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:53:31 -0700, Lawrence D’Oliveiro wrote:
> On Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 3:34:39 PM UTC+12, Dan Sommers wrote:
>> I used to write a lot of assembly code, for a lot of different CPUs, and
>> they all had a common, versatile looping form which could be arranged in
>> different ways to suit the problem at hand. On most chips, it was (and
>> still is) called JMP. The trouble began with multiple conditional
>> branching, call stack maintenance, and those other higher level
>> abstractions that made my assembly code so hard to follow.
> You’ll notice I don’t use gotos in my code.
I notice plenty of break statements scattered throughout your loop
bodies. Mixing the loop's exit conditions in with the logic is equally
> Next red-herring example, please...
I didn't say anything about a red-herring. Please stick to the topic at
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