Acme::Goto::Line - Perl extension for extending goto with line number goto
use Acme::Goto::Line; print "This is a loop\n"; goto(2);
Perl has long lacked a vital feature present in even basic, goto a line! After some thinking and then hacking at the Nordic Perl Workshop in Copenhagen 2004, this is the result
How hard can it be? You do goto, then a line number! It jumps to that line.
You cannot currently goto a place inside a subroutine. Adn you cannot currently goto out of a subroutine running in anything that is used or required. This is because perl removes all that information for us. The goblins are working on a way to fix this.
It overrides your global goto!
Why goto is harmful: http://www.acm.org/classics/oct95/
Arthur Bergman, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Various other people at NPW 2004 helped with ideas and suggestions.
Copyright 2004 by Arthur Bergman
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.