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Edsger W. Dijkstra's note in the March 1968 "Communications of
the ACM", "Goto Statement Considered Harmful", fired the first
salvo in the structured programming wars. Amusingly, the ACM
considered the resulting acrimony sufficiently harmful that it
will (by policy) no longer print an article taking so
assertive a position against a coding practice. In the
ensuing decades, a large number of both serious papers and
parodies have borne titles of the form "X considered Y". The
structured-programming wars eventually blew over with the
realisation that both sides were wrong, but use of such titles
has remained as a persistent minor in-joke.