Subject: Re: Environment model of evaluation [was: Re: The Scheme FAQ]
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 25 Jul 2001 09:59:49 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <9jm5al$64afc$>
John R. Strohm <> wrote:
| Bohm and Jacopini, in their paper, showed conclusively that GOTO was not
| necessary for programming.  The result was not that interesting: basically,
| they showed a mechanical technique for transforming a program into an
| equivalent finite state machine, using a loop and a giant CASE statement
| (switch() statement to you C-ers).

When was that paper?  Bill Wulf & Mary Shaw made exactly the
same point in their paper "Global Variable Considered Harmful"
[SIGPLAN Notices, Feb. 1973].


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