Re: are there implementation reasons for not providing a break statement in an imperative language?

anton@mips.complang.tuwien.ac.at (Anton Ertl)
Sat, 15 Jan 2011 14:45:52 GMT

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From: anton@mips.complang.tuwien.ac.at (Anton Ertl)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 14:45:52 GMT
Organization: Institut fuer Computersprachen, Technische Universitaet Wien
References: 11-01-043
Keywords: design

noitalmost <noitalmost@cox.net> writes:
>I've noticed that Wirth has continually rejected the idea of a break
>statement


Continually? Modula-2 certainly contains a LOOP ... END that can only
be left through an EXIT statement. Reading
11-01-055, it seem that this feature was also present
in Oberon from 1989 to 2007. Pascal had the GOTO statement that could
be used for this purpose.


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