[Python-Dev] Switch statement

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Jun 11 02:47:06 CEST 2006

skip at pobox.com wrote:

>     switch raw_input("enter a, b or c: "):
>         case 'a':
>             print 'yay! an a!'
>         case 'b':
>             print 'yay! a b!'
>         case 'c':
>             print 'yay! a c!'
>         else:
>             print 'hey dummy! I said a, b or c!'

Before accepting this, we could do with some debate about the
syntax. It's not a priori clear that C-style switch/case is
the best thing to adopt.


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