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Part of the appeal of using higher order functions is that it's cleaner and more "obviously correct" than the equivalent procedural code. You can solve any problem by adding complexity -- but that completely misses the point.

The GP is creating a (toy) language and observes that non-local returns make some code easier/cleaner to write and that non-local returns are therefore not just a language wart, but something to carefully consider when designing a programming language.

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