Re: Python or Perl for a Debian maintainance project?
>>>>> "Philip" == Philip Brown <email@example.com> writes:
Philip> An alternative method in C, if you dont want to write a new
Philip> function, is to fake one in-line, using a one-shot while loop.
Philip> No goto required. Just an indent level. Which has a nice side
Philip> effect of very clearly demarking, "Hey, something special is
Philip> going on here" (ie: I'm HOLDING A LOCK)
Philip> ... (Do-while/break trick skipped)
Under the nice-looking surface, I think the code is somewhat too dangerous:
if you suddenly have to do some of the statements there more than once and
add a while-loop around them, the break statement suddenly changes the
semantics to break the while loop instead of the do loop (and perhaps I'm
too bad as a programmer: that happened to me quite a few times).