break seen as a C archaism

Maurizio Cimadamore maurizio.cimadamore at
Fri Mar 16 12:43:11 UTC 2018

Hi Peter, John,
I think I found your arguments convincing, both from a technical point 
of view - the stack analogy was a good one, and from a programming model 
point of view - declaration vs. block of code. I believe these are good 
basis for why we should break away from what we have chosen to do for 


On 16/03/18 08:50, Peter Levart wrote:
> Yes, and my intuitive distinction between those two kinds of 
> constructs is that the first are just "declarations" of code blobs, 
> while the second are code blobs that execute in-line with the 
> surrounding code. It is therefore very intuitive for me to have two 
> kinds of syntax for exiting the constructs - "return" for the first 
> and "break" for the second.

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