"while/else" (ugh) (was Re: [oclug] Ruby)
Francis J. A. Pinteric
linuxdoctor at linux.ca
Fri Jun 27 19:03:19 EDT 2003
On Fri, 27 Jun 2003 16:58:02 -0400
"Michael P. Soulier" <msoulier at digitaltorque.ca> wrote:
> On 27/06/03 Patrick Smith did speaketh:
> > But upvar and pointers make it easy to do things that would be
> > difficult without them.
> > This 'else after a loop', however, can be easily replaced by
> > standard logical constructs.
> We don't need do/while or do/until loops either then, but I know
> some people like to have them available.
Sure, there are lots of things that you don't need. what's a while loop
if(need_to_do_more_stuff) goto label
Language constructs try to make programming easier so that's why C has
while, for and do-while loops plus the hated goto as well. Except for
the goto and and if-statement you could do fine without any of that
stuff. Remember assembly language?
Fashion is for people who have no style.
There are three crimes which deserves the death penalty:
conformity, political correctness, and smoking.
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