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    SubjectRe: Structure vs purism ?
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    > It's not a question of structured vs. spaghettish. It's a question
    > of implementing two constructs missing in C: asymmetric if and (gaack!)
    > very limited sort of exceptions. Compilers might get advanced and all
    > such, but in C we have no way to inform compiler on relative probability
    > of branches (and it can't figure it out for itself - AI-complete problem).
    [...]

    Changing the C language won't be easy, but an asymmetric if could be
    implemented by putting #pragma probable_if, #pragma improbable_if
    and #pragma normal_if in the code. We could then write "nice readable"
    code and still get a fast result.

    Helge Hafting.



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