The REAL Reason GOTO is Considered Harmful

by Joey deVilla on October 23, 2007

Man standing on a table in King Arthur’s court: “So then I typed GOTO 500″ — and here I am!
Comic taken from the book Thinking Forth.
Click the comic to see it in its original context.

(If you’re wondering why someone would GOTO a number, it’s likely that you’re too young to have worked with versions of BASIC that required line numbers. Consider yourself very, very, very lucky.)

Cross-posted to the Tucows Developer Blog

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