John R. Strohm <email@example.com> 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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