why not? (i dont understand your indignation) because something is intended 
for something special, it does not mean that it isnt good for something 
else.
however, in java it is the only way to escape a nested loop.

-mr

On Thu, 7 Aug 2003 16:54:48 +0200, Robert Klemme <bob.news / gmx.net> wrote:

>
> "meinrad.recheis" <my.name.here / gmx.at> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> news:oprtjhkqv9edtuaz / news.tuwien.ac.at...
>> raising an Exception is an excellent way of escaping nested loops.
>
> Err, are you serious?  IMHO exceptions are for exceptional conditions and
> not for control flow.
>
> robert
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