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danah gaz5-Jan-16 20:10
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It's not wrong as such, but using it breaks control flow (such as gotoing out of a loop, or worse, into another loop) and can contribute to maintenance issues and general spaghetti code.

Obviously maintenance isn't really an issue for autogenerated code - as long as you have the tool that generates it whenever you are modifying the source file that creates it, but it is just offensive to one's sensibilities to look at modern code full of goto statements.


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