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From: jnc@mercury.lcs.mit.edu (Noel Chiappa)
To: tuhs@tuhs.org
Subject: [TUHS] Re: I can't drive 55: "GOTO considered harmful" 55th anniversary
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2023 06:51:45 -0500 (EST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20230310115145.7F23118C080@mercury.lcs.mit.edu> (raw)

    > From: Warner Losh

    > for breaking out of multiple levels of while/for loops.

Yeah, multi-level 'breaks' were one of the things I really missed in C.

The other was BCPL's 'VALOF/RESULTIS'. Back before C compilers got good
enough to do inline substitutions of small procedures (making macros with
arguments less useful), it would have been nice to have, for macros that
wanted to return something. Instead, one had to stand on one's head and use a
'(cond ? ret1 : ret2 )' of some form.

       Noel

             reply	other threads:[~2023-03-10 11:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 42+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-03-10 11:51 Noel Chiappa [this message]
2023-03-10 14:16 ` Ronald Natalie
2023-03-10 14:39   ` John Cowan
2023-03-10 16:30   ` Phil Budne
2023-03-10 17:50     ` Steffen Nurpmeso
2023-03-10 17:57       ` Paul Winalski
2023-03-10 18:12         ` Lawrence Stewart
2023-03-10 17:28   ` Clem Cole
2023-03-10 17:54     ` Paul Winalski
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2023-03-10 15:37 Noel Chiappa
2023-03-10 15:46 ` Larry McVoy
2023-03-10 16:04 ` Dan Cross
2023-03-10 18:55 ` Ron Natalie
2023-03-10 19:04   ` Dan Cross
2023-03-10 19:35     ` segaloco via TUHS
2023-03-10 11:37 Noel Chiappa
2023-03-10 15:54 ` Dan Cross
2023-03-12  7:39   ` Anthony Martin
2023-03-12 11:40     ` Dan Cross
2023-03-12 16:40       ` Paul Winalski
2023-03-13  3:25       ` John Cowan
2023-03-13 10:40         ` Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)
2023-03-13 12:19           ` Dan Cross
2023-03-09 23:01 [TUHS] " Steffen Nurpmeso
2023-03-09 23:18 ` [TUHS] " segaloco via TUHS
2023-03-09 23:21   ` Warner Losh
2023-03-09 23:31     ` Luther Johnson
2023-03-09 23:44       ` josh
2023-03-09 23:54       ` Warner Losh
2023-03-10  0:54         ` segaloco via TUHS
2023-03-10  1:08           ` Warner Losh
2023-03-10 10:08             ` Ralph Corderoy
2023-03-10 11:37               ` arnold
2023-03-10 11:56                 ` Ralph Corderoy
2023-03-10 11:59                   ` arnold
2023-03-10 12:11                     ` Ralph Corderoy
2023-03-10  6:15     ` Dave Horsfall
2023-03-10 16:55       ` Steffen Nurpmeso
2023-03-10 17:02         ` Bakul Shah
2023-03-12 20:47         ` Dave Horsfall
2023-03-12 21:50           ` Warner Losh
2023-03-12 22:27             ` Steffen Nurpmeso
2023-03-10  1:31   ` Rich Morin

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