GOTO-less machines, was: Algol vs Fortran was RE: VHDL vs Verilog

Tony Duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Wed Feb 10 13:52:36 CST 2010


> 
> On Feb 9, 2010, at 4:21 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> > Would you count SKIP instructions as GOTO?
> 
>    I would.  It just has a fixed (relative) target address.

In which case a machine which just steps through memory one location at a 
time also has an implied goto in each instruction. With a relative 
address of the next instruction, of course.

-tony




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