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Re: RE: RE: Re: [BULK] Re: Modern C++ Features in Kernel Mode Drivers

Jamey_KirbyJamey_Kirby Member - All Emails Posts: 436
The Linux kernel has some 100,000 goto references. The Goto wars have been
around since the late 60's.

I use them, but rarely. I don't go out of my way to code around them. They
just happen when they need to happen.

This is a fun read:

On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 5:15 AM

> > some people are just too dumb to see the advantages that goto statement
> offers
> Fair enough, but if you read the tone of my post I did not say goto never
> makes sense, just that I personally have never used it and that pretty much
> everyone seems to be taught goto is evil. Personally, I would be willing to
> entertain valid usages. I think it must exist in multiple languages for a
> reason.
> > if(status) goto done;
> > Which of them do you think is easier to read and maintain???
> I have seen code like this before. I personally prefer nested if's to
> facilitate cleanup lining up clearly through horizontal indentation. Both
> approaches I think are ugly. It's a developer decision. C++ Exceptions
> would solve this elegantly however.
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