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What is an entry level programming job?

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#31 simplezz


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 17:01

I know there is no reason to use a goto statement.  But remember that I was never formally trained.  Never took a class in programming.  Everything I know is 100% self-taught.

goto has its place. I find it useful for doing common cleanup that would otherwise be repeated multiple times in a function. If done correctly, it can make code cleaner and more efficient.


That being said, it's often misused and abused. Which is mainly where all the horror stories come from.

#32 livingenzyme



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 19:15

Ideally your code should readily reveal what you are doing and your comments why you are doing that.

In some cases, yes.  I've written algos that are hundreds of lines long for complicated tasks.  Anyone who's ever programmed has done something like it.

#33 teriba



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 19:37

You need a University degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering for any decent entry level job.

#34 Richard Grant

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 21:28

my code follows most all the rules. there is no reason to use a goto-statement unless you are doing really low level stuff and optimization is more important that readability.

I used a goto once.

In a .bat script. then i deleted it.