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Gotos Considered Harmful and other Programmers' Taboos

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Lindsay MarshallORCiD, Professor Jim Webber



Programmers are constrained not just by concious application of rules, but also by taboos that they have acquired as part of their education or from colleagues. These taboos usually embody sound advice and are mainly concerned with the breaking of abstraction boundaries. However their effect can be to restrict needlessly the range of solutions to design problems that programmers consider.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Marshall LF, Webber J

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Department of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2000

Pages: 6

Report Number: 699

Institution: Department of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne