Re: [dev] [PATCH][st] Refactor the innermost loop of the xdraws function

From: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2014 08:46:37 +0200


On Sat, 07 Jun 2014 08:46:37 +0200 FRIGN <> wrote:
> On Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:27:33 +0200
> Christoph Lohmann <> wrote:
> > This will introduce the notion that gotos are allowed. Won’t be applied.
> > A refactoring without goto would be applied.
> What's the problem with gotos? It's some bullshit proposed by some
> Java-fanatics who don't understand compilers that gotos were not
> allowed, but they are in many cases much more efficient than long
> if-trees.

There is a different problem here. As you might have seen, the refactor‐
ing can be done without using goto. If I would have accepted the goto
patch, then a new contributor might come by and see in this central
function that goto is used for something regular constructs are already
in the language. This would increase the fight for less goto.

Your arguments are old and the discussion too.


Christoph Lohmann
Received on Sat Jun 07 2014 - 08:46:37 CEST

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