I was reading the Virtualbox coding guide, and I saw this. What exactly does this sentence mean?
Background: Virtualbox is basicly a virtualization application. You can run another operating system while running the first on your PC.
The term goto is a programming language keyword. It makes use of unstructured branching and this is considered to make the code unnecessarily complicated.
Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist, was opposed to goto. In 1968 he wrote a paper, Goto Statement Considered Harmful.
What is the meaning of "That Dijkstra is dead is no excuse for using gotos."?