Goto Considered Harmful [was Re: Python and the need for speed]

Larry Martell larry.martell at
Thu Apr 13 14:16:12 EDT 2017

On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 2:09 PM, Rustom Mody <rustompmody at> wrote:
> Or consider(!) Alan Kay's statement: "Arrogance in computer science is measured
> in nanodijktras"

Completely unrelated but it reminded me about this bon mot about Niklaus Wirth:

Europeans tend to pronounce his name properly, as Nih-klaus Virt,
while Americans usually mangle it into something like Nickles Worth.
That has led to the programmer joke saying Europeans call him by name
while Americans call him by value.

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