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- A type of phrase based on the title ofEdsger W. Dijkstra's famous note in the March 1968Communications of the ACM, " Goto Statement Considered Harmful", which fired the first salvo in the structured programming wars.Amusingly, the ACM considered the resulting acrimonysufficiently harmful that it will ( by policy) no longer printarticles taking so assertive a position against a coding practice.In the ensuing decades, a large number of both serious papers andparodies bore titles of the form " X considered Y". Thestructured-programming wars eventually blew over with therealisation that both sides were wrong, but use of such titles hasremained as a persistent minor in-joke.