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Re: Goto [Was Re: Chown ???]



On Friday 10 April 2009 20:44, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-04-10 at 10:32 -0500, Dave Ihnat wrote:
> > The purpose of deprecating use of goto was to avoid the spaghetti code
> > that was so prevalent, especially in C.
>
> <Bzzzt>. Close but no cigar. The problems with Goto were pointed out by
> Dijkstra in his famous 1968 letter to CACM "Go To Statement Considered
> Harmful", which is several years before C appeared on the scene. (Note
> also Knuth's 1974 rebuttal to Dijkstra "Structured Programming with Goto
> Statements"; old controversies never die, they just fade away).

Are these letters available electronically? Any links maybe? I'm just curious, 
would like to read them.

Best, :-)
Marko


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