Quote of the Day
“Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live” - John Woods
By Sam Winter
Why the first instruction we learn to program should be the last to use. Nobody uses GOTO instruction anymore and few programming languages still support it. We have matured and confirmed spaghetti code is unmaintainable and error prone. Structured Programming solved that problem years ago. We got rid of the sentence thanks to Edsger Dijkstra's incredible paper: Go To Statement Considered Harmful. Next evolution step will be removing most IF statements. IFs / Cases and Switches are GOTOs disguised as structured flow.