Zen Programming – 2

I thought about this a long time ago with Erez:

To fully grasp structured control flow – you must first learn to program without it.

Saw it happen, with myself and with others. Only after writing some hand-written conditionals and loops in assembly, do you really learn what do they mean, and how to make the code do what you want it do.

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One Response to Zen Programming – 2

  1. Ilan says:

    Disagree. Cf Dijkstra, “goto considered harmful”, etc.