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Submission + - Is "goto" ever ok? 1

An anonymous reader writes: As programmers we spend years being told by our teachers and more experienced people, "goto bad!" And in general it is true, learning to program without goto is a good thing. But as an experienced programmers should the rule change from "never use goto" to "avoid goto" ? Or will the result be something like this.
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Is "goto" ever ok?

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  • But as an experienced programmers should the rule change from "never use goto" to "avoid goto" ?

    Yes, of course. But if your language provides both RAII and labeled break/continue, you'll very likely never need it (if it's even available).

FORTRAN is not a flower but a weed -- it is hardy, occasionally blooms, and grows in every computer. -- A.J. Perlis

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