Gotos aren't damnable to begin with. If you aren't smart enough to distinguish what's bad about some gotos from all gotos, goto hell.
I wouldn't ever write the full sentence myself, but then, I never use goto either.larry wall
It would be possible to optimize some forms of goto, but I haven't bothered.larry wall
A 'goto' in Perl falls into the category of hard things that should be possible, not easy things that should be easy.larry wall
And other operators aren't so special syntactically, but weird in other ways, like 'scalar', and 'goto'.larry wall
Just put in another goto, and then it'll be readable.larry wall