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SubjectRe: Structure vs purism ?
in any distributed project like this, sometimes coding style is copied for
no good reason at all.

however, if a "goto" is used, perhaps some indication could be left in the
code about why it was used (fast-path optimization, pruning control
nesting, and so on) so future generations won't remove the critical ones.
usually when one writes code using uncommon practices, a comment is
warranted to explain the obfuscation, but we could get very clever and use
C macros :)

On Thu, 21 Jan 1999, Philipp Rumpf wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 1999 at 09:58:53PM -0500, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> > Then 'tidy' up something so it looks good to 'humans' and do the same
> > thing again. You will then learn why there are strange constructs and,
> > as you say, a 1000 gotos.
>
> I think a lot of the goto's could be removed as soon as there is a decent
> possibility to tell the compiler to optimize for a certain case. This was
> discussed on the egcs lists some time ago IIRC.

- Chuck Lever
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