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It is nearly 50 years since Dijkstra argued that goto obscures the flow of control in program execution and urged programmers to abandon the goto statement. While past research has shown that goto is still in use, little is known about whether goto is used in the unrestricted manner that Dijkstra feared, and if it is 'harmful' enough to be a part of a post-release bug. We, therefore, conduct a two part empirical study -(1) qualitatively analyze a statistically representative sample of 384 filesdoi:10.1145/2786805.2786834 dblp:conf/sigsoft/NagappanRKTMMH15 fatcat:vcspywk5dvacxbqa7odwwgwnqy