Notes from Under Sky

Fishing for a Connection

A little silliness about star-hopping and GOTO

Someone drew an analogy between the star-hopping/GOTO debate and fishing. He wrote, "Asking an old star-hopper why he doesn't use GOTO would be like asking a fly fisherman why he doesn't just use dynamite."

Err, I don't quite agree. After all, GOTO doesn't render the observing target unsuitable for observing, whereas with dynamite you run the risk of completely obliterating the fish. It might be more like asking him why he doesn't just go buy the darn fish at the seafood market.

Copyright (c) 2000 Brian Tung