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Write Great Code, Volume 2 by Randall Hyde

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Chapter 14. Control Structures and Programmatic Decisions

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Control structures are the bread and butter of high-level language programming. The ability to make decisions based on the evaluation of stated conditions is fundamental to practically every kind of automation that computers provide. The translation of HLL control structures into machine code has, perhaps, the largest impact on program performance and size. Knowing which control structures to use in a given situation is the key to writing great code. This chapter discusses the conversion of high-level control structures into machine code so that you can choose the best HLL statements to produce ...

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