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    SubjectRe: any chance of 2.6.0-test*?
    On Sun, 2003-01-12 at 17:22, Rob Wilkens wrote:

    > I say "please don't use goto" and instead have a "cleanup_lock" function
    > and add that before all the return statements.. It should not be a
    > burden. Yes, it's asking the developer to work a little harder, but the
    > end result is better code.

    No, it is gross and it bloats the kernel. It inlines a bunch of junk
    for N error paths, as opposed to having the exit code once at the end.
    Cache footprint is key and you just killed it.

    Nor is it easier to read.

    As a final argument, it does not let us cleanly do the usual stack-esque
    wind and unwind, i.e.

    do A
    if (error)
    goto out_a;
    do B
    if (error)
    goto out_b;
    do C
    if (error)
    goto out_c;
    goto out;
    undo C
    undo B:
    undo A
    return ret;

    Now stop this.

    Robert Love

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