Re: Object-relational impedence
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 08:39:31 +0100
> ... It's like trying to
> figure out the psychology of Go To defenders. (I never met one, they
> retired just before I got there.)
When Böhm and Jacopini demonstrated that all algoritms could be expressed in terms of jus three basic structures: Sequence, decision and iteration, some took the stance that they should. Dijkstra, who did consider the goto statement harmful, was aware that rigid banning of anything but these basic structures could lead to suboptimal programs.
You should want to distinguish at least two categories of defenders. The authors of the books with lots of go to examples, who defended the practices they had been promoting, and the ones who noted the exceptions to the heuristic. Received on Mon Mar 17 2008 - 02:39:31 CDT