Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 16:36:23 -0700
Reply-To: "Choate, Paul@DDS" <pchoate@DDS.CA.GOV>
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From: "Choate, Paul@DDS" <pchoate@DDS.CA.GOV>
Subject: Re: Where did GOTO go to...
I dimly remember being frustrated that I couldn't use go-to to jump between
data steps! For all the cautionary posts, go-to and link-return are still
alive and well and useful.
Any do-loop is an implied go-to, as well if-then logic, and the datastep
itself. All forms of the same idea.
DDS Data Extraction
From: Sinclair-James, Brian (HHS/OS) [mailto:Brian.Sinclair-James@HHS.GOV]
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 3:35 PM
Subject: Where did GOTO go to...
Just an obnoxious observation before I sneak out into the gloomy night.
I don't see many instances of people using GOTO any more. This was the
de rigor way of controlling flow in the old days, but it seems like people
are just using if-then-elses and macros. Are there particular efficiencies
versus good ol' GOTO? is it simply that the issues we confront don't
require the complex chunks of code? ;) or has macro processing simply made
Just musing and wondering if I missed a memo...
Dept. of Health and Human Services