Don’t ask why I was looking at Simon Tatham’s Linux Coroutines in C Howto, but I found this quite amusing.
Any coding standard which insists on syntactic clarity at the expense of algorithmic clarity should be rewritten. If your employer fires you for using this trick, tell them that repeatedly as the security staff drag you out of the building.
"Ah! Now we see the violence inherent in the system." In real life, supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, which may require some farcical aquatic ceremony.