Quote #36 "FORTRAN's DO Statement Is Far Scarier Than GOTO Ever Was - Nothing Can Match The Sheer Gibbering Horror Of The `come From' Loop If The Programmer Didn't Document It Well.
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"FORTRAN's DO statement is far scarier than GOTO ever was - nothing can
match the sheer gibbering horror of the `come from' loop if the programmer
didn't document it well..."
-- Mark Hughes
COME FROM n. A semi-mythical language construct dual to the `go to'
COME FROM <label> would cause the referenced label to act as a sort of trapdoor, so that if the program ever reached it control would quietly and automagically be transferred to the statement following the COME FROM....
Quote #39 From the May/June'94 IEEE Institute, an article about John Backus receiving the Draper Prize for having developed Fortra
"Another of Fortran's breakthroughs was the GOTO statement, which was a uniquely simple and understandable means of structuring and modularizing programs....
CF: Come From [replaces goto]
Bart: The next exhibit in out ghoulish gallery is entitled.
.."The School Bus"? [realizing] Oh, they must mean "The Ghoooul Bus....
GOTO statement considered harmful" The unrestricted use of a GOTO statement is considered to be harmful because it hampers program understandability.
Consequently, a programmer should justify every use of a GOTO statement....
Being trapped in the Netherhells is not the most fearsome thing that can happen to you.
It is, in fact, probably no worse than being trapped in a cave for a weekend with all your spouse's relatives, and, in most cases, will not lead to total drooling gibbering madness, as is the popular misconception....
Quote #505 "Where time or intelligence are lacking, a goto may do the job.
-- M.E. Hopkins, "A Case for the GOTO," 1972....
0015 Ever change the value of 4? 0016 ... Unintentionally?
0017 ... In a language other than Fortran? -- from THE HACKER TEST...
crunch 1. vi. To process, usually in a time-consuming or complicated way.
Connotes an essentially trivial operation that is nonetheless painful to perform....