[TUHS] Comments on "C"
jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Thu Sep 8 23:30:38 AEST 2016
> From: Blake McBride
> After about 30 years of C, there are only three things I would have
> liked to see:
> 1. Computed goto
Can't you make a switch statement do what you need there?
The two things I really missed were:
- BCPL's ValOf/ResultIs, for making more complex macros (although with the
latest modern compilers, which inline small functions, this is less
of an issue)
- The ability to 'break' out of more than one level of nesting; one either
has to stand on one's head (code-wise), or use a goto
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