Goto - Common Usage Patterns

Common Usage Patterns

While overall usage of gotos has been declining, there are still situations in some languages where a goto provides the shortest and most straightforward way to express program's logic (while it's possible to express the same logic without gotos, the equivalent code will be longer and often more difficult to understand).

These situations include: multi-level breaks, resource allocation/deallocation, error handling in C language, computed goto in Perl language.

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